‘It doesn’t matter if the water is cold or warm if you’re going to have to wade through it anyway.’ — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955)
The French philosopher could easily have been speaking about Navy and Coast Guard operations. Illustrator Edward T. Grigware painted the watercolor “Deck Scene With Snow Covered Mount” in 1943 while working for the Navy recruiting section assigned to document Alaskan activities.
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