Spitzbergen - Arctic Coal Company

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• This photograph is associated with a letter from the Arctic Coal Company and Frederick Ayer and John M. Longyear to the U.S. Secretary of State, Honorable P. C. Knox, dated 27 December, 1909 (available in the MTU archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, Longyear Collection, MS-031, Box 1, Folder 13.) The photo caption in the letter reads: Storage Bin, Loading Station of Aerial Tramway and Pathway from Camp to Mine. Advent Bay, Spitzbergen, August, 1909 (10579)."Note the workers which can be seen walking on the path. At the end of the path is a small store room / blacksmiths shop, presumably used to sharpen mining tools, and a privy."
3/5/2008 1:46:23 PM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher