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Alaska Airlines, 1949

"Large planes with conventional landing gear can land on the sea ice."
This DC-3 is shown at Tigvariak Island, off Alaska's north coast, in the spring of 1949.
Photo by Rear Admiral Harley D. Nygren, NOAA Corps (ret.), from the NOAA Corps Collection.

A photo of a DC-3 on the ice at Tigvariak Island.