February 5-13, 1912: Filchner’s landing at Vahsel Bay

–from an abbreviated report by Wilhelm Filchner, on the results of his Antarctic expedition–

“On Feb. 5, the ship [Deutschland] again arrived at Vahsel Bay.  The erection of the winter station at once demanded all our attention.  It was decided to place the camp on the flat surface of an iceberg attached to the ice mass within easy  reach of the ship and also of the inland ice.  On Feb. 8, the timber for the house and all the animals, provisions and tents for a working staff of six men were landed.  On Feb. 11 and 13, coal and other material were landed.”

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