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July 2, 2009

Antarctic Item 063 | Jamesways Part 3


This canvas pouch’s grime and wear suggest it saw lots of action on the Ice. It likely
held Jamesway assembly hardware, which was minimal. The hut’s only metal compo-
nents are nails, fasteners, and connecting bars, allowing the entire 16′ x 16′ structure
to weigh in at 1,200 lbs.

Much thanks to James Roemer at the McMurdo carpentry shop for the past three items featured here. James knows Jamesways as well as anyone — he builds them!


Here’s the carp shop crew in front of a Jamesway they constructed on the sea ice
for researchers to hold and study seals this past season. Nice work guys, and hope
you had an awesome time in Tasmania afterwards, James.

Filed under: Items Reclaimed from the Ice — mbartalos @ 1:15 pm

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Michael! Just ran across this page… Nice to see these Jamesway bits again, and I did indeed have a fantastic time biking through Tassie! The Long View work is looking great so far, “21-Step Grey Water…” and “Plan 1″ are particularly beautiful. Take care, James

    Comment by James Roemer — November 4, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

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