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Drifting Station Ceremonies291 viewsFlag ceremonies at North Pole stations typically marked the establishment of each new team. Image credit: EWG.
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Drifting Station Ceremonies239 viewsPart of the opening ceremonies involved the firing of guns and rifles. Image credit: EWG.
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Drifting Station Ceremonies254 viewsSimilar to the opening ceremonies, the closing ceremonies also involved firing guns and rifles. This ceremony commemorates the closing of North Pole Station 25. Image credit: EWG.
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Drifting Station Ceremonies264 viewsThe station members of NP-25 gather for a final photograph during the closing ceremony. Image credit: EWG.
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Drifting Station Ceremonies310 viewsThe station members of NP-30, one of the last Russian North Pole Stations, gather for a photograph during the closing ceremony. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station298 viewsThis tent, on display at the Arctic and Antarctic Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia provided living quarters at NP-1, the first Russian drifting station established in 1937. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station288 viewsAn interior view of the NP-1 tent, which served as both living quarters and work area. Station members lived for nine months on NP-1. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station290 viewsTents at NP-1 served as both living and working areas. On subsequent stations, however, such as that pictured here, tents were used mainly for supply storage. Plywood was used for buildings that housed people and laboratories. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station280 viewsAn aerial view of NP-6. The small building in the foreground is the diesel power station. The big building to the right is the ward room (marine terminology was used on the North Pole stations). The ward room was a dining room and recreation room, with billiards, ping-pong, movies, and a meeting room. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station262 viewsAs a rule, each North Pole camp served as the base camp for the activity of the high-latitude Sever ("North" in Russian) airborne data collecting expeditions. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station239 viewsTwo station members walking through the base camp of the high-latitude Sever expedition at Zhokov Island. Image credit: EWG.
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Life on a Drifting Station246 viewsThe main airplane, Ilyushin 14 (IL-14) used for transporting personnel and cargo. Image credit: EWG.
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