Can you imagine departing for Antarctica for the next few months aboard the ship in the photo below? The Polar Star is America's only operating heavy icebreaker. Length = 399 ft (122 m). Beam = 83 ft 6 in (25.45 m).
|My photo of USCG Polar Star|
in Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington
#10, The Polar Star, has departed Seattle for Antarctica. The story, as reported by local station KIRO, is below (2 min 10 seconds via YouTube)
And another interesting report by local station KING gives some additional details. (1 min 40 sec via YouTube)