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"The two younger chaps, Stuart McVeigh and John Rea, took care of most of the meteorological work, which included balloon flights and kite flights with meteorographs. They flew a series of four kites on piano wire into the cloud level, and then we all had to get together to wind them in, especially if the wind picked up…McVeigh would try to catch one of the kites with a meteograph on it as it came down. If he could not catch it, it would crash on the rocks and he would have to repair it before he could use it again. We had a machine with a winder for incoming wire when we were pulling in the kite."

- Frank Davies

McVeigh, Davies and Rea Hauling in Kite.

McVeigh Retrieving the Kite.

Rae and McVeigh at Balloon Station, Summer.

[Rae and McVeigh] at Balloon Station, Winter.

McVeigh, Spring 1933 - Base Line Survey.

Currie Measuring Atmospheric Potential Gradient.

Sled to Ft. Sik Sik: Yates, Currie, Singatuk.

Sled to Ft. Sik Sik.


"…we also built a sod hut (known as Fort Sik-Sik…) about twenty miles away…
Balfour Currie made three trips to Fort Sik-Sik during the winter. Each time he stayed in the hut for ten days when we figured there might be a number of auroral displays."

- Frank Davies

B.W. Currie at Ft. Sik Sik, Summer.

B.W. Currie at Ft. Sik Sik, Winter.

Aurora Station, Ft. Sik Sik, Winter.

B.W. Currie at Ft. Sik Sik, Winter.
Report Describing the
Chesterfield Inlet Site

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