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US sub sails under polar ice cap, Dodgers win over Giants, August 9, 1958

August 9, 2008 |  7:07 am

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Dropcap_t_tarzan he nuclear submarine Nautilus crosses beneath the polar ice cap and surfaces near Greenland ... The U.S. plans to withdrawn 2,000 Marines from Lebanon ... And U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold proposes a peace plan for the Middle East ... 

On the runover, Cmdr. W.R. Anderson describes the ice cap:

"At that point the ice, on the average, is in the neighborhood of 10 to 15 feet thick.....

"During the summer months it will have wasted away on the average of 2 to 3 feet by this time of year. In the winter that amount will grow back. Now, ice in the Arctic Basin is in motion. Frequently it is under pressure due to winds and currents. It piles up on each other and forms pressure ridges. You see many, many pressure ridges from the projections down from the ice. Those will measure 50 feet in draft. On some occasions they will measure considerably more."

Below, the Dodgers beat the Giants 6-3 in the Coliseum as umpire Shag (or "Swag" as we called him in this story) Crawford throws Walter Alston out of the game ... and the Rams play the Eagle Rock Athletic Club and the Orange County Rhinos in a benefit game at the Rose Bowl.
Submarine commander describes historic 1958 trip by Nautilus Dodgers beat Giants at Coliseum 1958