ICE  LADY PATAGONIA

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The Ice Lady Patagonia is an ex Norwegian Coast Guard icebreaker built in 1959 to tow vessels around the northern coast of Norway. She is an A-1class icebreaker 43 meters long.

In Septemberc 2001 she was recommissioned and fitted out for adventure cruising in Patagonian and Antarctic Peninsula regions. She also has a Antarctic Museum on board. She is shown at left in Buenos Aires after her fitting out while the view above shows her at Ushuaia in Southern Argentina.

 

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ICE LADY 1.   2003 (January 6th) Envelope posted Ushuaia at start of Ist Antarctic cruise.  Price US$5

Note: The "Ice Lady Patagonia" departed Ushuaia on its first trip to the Antarctic on the 6th of January 2003 and reached Deception island 8 days later. Her trip was to visit all the historic Whaling sites on the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands as far afield as South Georgia before returning to Ushuaia.

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ICE LADY 2.   "Ice lady" unused self-adhesive sticker.  Price US$2

Note: This sticker is also featured on the above envelope.

The view at right shows the captain of the "Ice lady Patagonia", Captain Marcelo.M. Marienhoff at left and at right the retired Argentine Air Commodore Salvador Alaimo to whom the above offered envelopes are addressed.

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