National Geographic : 1951 Oct
4 If It's Warm Enough for Polar Bears, It's Warm Enough for Him While waiting for the ice field to open, some of Bow doin's company decided to take a dip. Here Charles Hildreth. of Maine, braves Arctic elements in trunks and sneakers. Air is about 38° F., water 29.2°. + "Come On In, the Water's F-f-fine!" Three Brave Shipmates Wait in Line Swimming lustily in the frigid salt water is Robert Marimon, of Chicago. Ian White (left), a Californian, has had enough and runs for warmth aboard ship. All took the plunge, but none stayed in long.