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: Camp, Mine Mouth, and upper end of Aerial Tramway. Advent Bay, Spitzbergen, August, 1909 (10618)."A new concrete barn is under construction in the center of the photograph. The building on the far right is the Arctic Coal Company staff house."
3/5/2008 1:50:20 PM by cchartne, Svalbard Researcher