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This week's Fireside Chat: 'Sailing to the Edge of the World'

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011

JUNEAU —The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host photographer Laurent Dick at this week’s Fireside Chat lecture. Dick’s presentation, “Sailing to the Edge of the World: In the Wake of the First Scientific Journey to Antarctica,” will include images he gathered while part of an international sailing expedition to re-enact explorers Roald Amundsen and Dr. Frederick Cook’s scientific journey to Antarctica in 1897 and 1898.

The lecture will be presented twice, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday at the visitor center.

For more about Dick’s journey, visit www.polar-photo.com. For more about Fireside Chats, visit www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/districts/mendenhall/index.shtml.



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