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The icebreaker USCGC Glacier is shown approaching Winter Quarters Bay harbor at en:McMurdo Station, Antarctica. A cargo vessel is seen in the left foreground docked at a floating en:ice pier. It appears that the cargo ship has just arrived at the dock. Not having tugboat assistance, a ship would typically first make a landing with its bow against the pier. The freighter then reverses its engine after securing a bow line to the dock, so as to “warp” the stern or rear of the ship against the pier. The U.S. Navy commissioned the Glacier in August 1955, after which she participated in the first en:Operation Deep Freeze (1955-1956). Deep Freeze I included the construction of McMurdo Station shown here in later years. The Navy transferred the Glacier to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1966. The Glacier’s service of more than 30 years service as an icebreaker ended in 1987. Reference The Glacier Society