Raymond joined an Arctic research team's side trip from Ellsmere
Island in northwest Canada to the North Pole in 1979.
(short-takeoff-and-landing) plane made a short courtesy landing
where Raymond canceled a limited amount of covers in accordance
with his authority.
were entered in the mail in Houston, Texas, six days later.
interest in the Arctic began increasing and the ice-strengthened
KLAVDA ELANSKAYA was used for an experimental
Norwegians Search for Oil in the
POLAR QUEEN served as a helicopter base for an oil exploration
party working at Grimfjellet in southern Spitzbergen.
was cacheted on the POLAR QUEEN and then placed
in the postal service upon return to Longyearbyen.
Norwegian Research Program for
Marine Arctic Ecology
Studies were made
in the Barents Sea in three Norwegian research vessels:
SENJA & ANDENES - April 1-25
MOSBY - April
Expedition to East Greenland based itself at Constable Point
and Mestervig. From this station they spent the working season
of 1986 studying the adaptation of wildlife to Arctic conditions.
placed in the Greenland post office at Constable Point for delivery
to outside points.
pieces courtesy of George Hall)