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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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Near white out conditions at a triangulation station. Observer putting down some hot coffee.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island 1949
1301 thumbnail picture
An Eskimo with a sled dog.
Alaska, Oliktok Point 1951
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A weasel at the junction of land, sea, and ice.
Alaska, North Slope 1951
1303 thumbnail picture
The big Spring meltdown is on its way.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island 1949
1304 thumbnail picture
Rescuing a weasel that had broken through the ice.
Alaska, North Slope 1949
1305 thumbnail picture
Getting the survey boats ready for summer hydrography.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island 1949
1306 thumbnail picture
Somewhat disinterested husky with survey boats in the background.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island 1949
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Transocean Airlines aircraft helping supply the Arctic Field Party camps.
Alaska, Oliktok Point 1951
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Camp at Tigvariak Island.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island 1949
1309 thumbnail picture
Guns and roses or at least some kind of flower.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island 1950
1310 thumbnail picture
Home sweet wanigan.
Alaska, Cross Island 1949
1311 thumbnail picture
Shore camp with geodetic signal tower and Shoran electronic navigation station tower.
Alaska, Collinson Point 1950
1312 thumbnail picture
A nice day at the beach at a North Slope Shoran station.
Alaska, Long Island 1950
1313 thumbnail picture
Abandoned fur trapper's facilities at Beechey Point.
Alaska, Beechey Point 1950
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Abandoned fur trapper's facilities at Beechey Point.
Alaska, Beechey Point 1950
1315 thumbnail picture
Hanging out in the mess hall quonset hut after a day's work.
Alaska, Oliktok Point 1951
1316 thumbnail picture
Eskimo women and children at the Oliktok Point camp mess hall.
Alaska, Oliktok Point 1951
1317 thumbnail picture
The hydro fleet ready for work. Boats painted orange for safety as they would be highly visible in the ice pack.
Alaska, Cross Island 1950
1318 thumbnail picture
A hydrographic survey launch in Beaufort Sea ice on a raw foggy day.
Alaska, North Slope 1949
1319 thumbnail picture
Sunrise or sunset? Who knows when there is twenty-four hour daylight.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island 1949
1320 thumbnail picture
Early shelters built of driftwood on the Arctic coast.
Alaska, Cross Island 1949
1321 thumbnail picture
Looking forward on an Arctic Field Party survey launch at twilight.
Alaska, North Slope 1950
1322 thumbnail picture
Remains of an early trading post. Probably the source of the name "Barter Island."
Alaska, Barter Island 1950
1323 thumbnail picture
A view in the "Channeled Scablands" of eastern Washington.
Washington, Wenatchee October, 1948
1324 thumbnail picture
Building an observing stand in eastern Washington.
Washington, Wenatchee October, 1948
1325 thumbnail picture
Harley Nygren at an observing stand in eastern Washington.
Washington, Wenatchee October, 1948
1326 thumbnail picture
Camp at a triangulation station in eastern Washington.
Washington, Wenatchee October, 1948
1327 thumbnail picture
A winter sunset over the North Slope - note the parallel ridges in the snow. They always lay ENE-WSW in this area. The orientation of the ridges was used to navigate away from camp.
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
1328 thumbnail picture
A Navy landing ship used for supplies - frozen in to the Arctic Ocean in 1948
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
1329 thumbnail picture
Digging out a weasel - not a fun job when it's 40 degrees below zero
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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The Barter Island Camp starts taking shape after a few days of digging
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
1331 thumbnail picture
Even the dogs thought it was cold
Alaska, Barter Island, North Slope Spring 1949
1332 thumbnail picture
Moving the camp to Tigvariak Island - hundreds of tons moved 100 miles
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
1333 thumbnail picture
A cat train on the move to Tigvariak Island
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Time to start digging out the equipment covered by snow over the winter
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A cat train on the move across the tundra Moving equipment and supplies from Barter Island to Tigvariak Island Black object is a boat hull for use in the summer.
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Ice berg frozen in pack ice encountered while cat train moved across frozen sea
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
1337 thumbnail picture
Winter sea ice terrain of the Beaufort Sea
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A congealed old ice pressure ridge along the cat train route to Tigvariak Island
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Part of the cat train stopped at twilight
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A ski-equipped Norseman plane at Tigvariak Island
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Flying over the lagoon ice at Tigvariak Island
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Tigvariak Island Camp from the air - boats to left on beach line.
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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A fine team of sled dogs at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Dog sled at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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A fine team of sled dogs at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Caribou being butchered and skinned by Eskimo hunter at Leavitt Island Caribou steak that night and some for the dogs too!
Leavitt Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Caribou shot by Eskimo hunter at Leavitt Island
Leavitt Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Butchering caribou. Lieutenant Harley Nygren and Eskimo hunter.
Leavitt Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Butchering caribou. C&GS surveyor and Eskimo hunter.
Leavitt Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949

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