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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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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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Collecting ice to melt for drinking water Obviously not much water available for showers!
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Large planes with conventional landing gear can land on the sea ice A DC-3 offshore at Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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A triangulated hydro signal on Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Spring 1949
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Roy Sylar observing angles
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A reconnaissance signal prior to triangulation observations at Patko Island
Patko Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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The observing party at Patko Island
Patko Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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An "O" camp wanigan - observer's living space while at station Heating very inefficient - top bunks at 100 degrees Bottom bunk at 0 degrees
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Bill Love advertising free service ahead on the road to Flaxman Island.
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Bill Love and Ensign Harley Nygren At Leffingwell survey monument
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Lieutenant Don Jones observing angles with a T-3 theodolite
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Vincent Nageak
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Commander Robert Earle at Flaxman Island Standing at Leffingwell Survey marker from early 1900's
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Grave marker of an unknown on Flaxman Island
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Leffingwell's Flaxman Island Base - in use 1909-1911
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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An outbuilding at Leffingwell's Flaxman Island Base - in use 1909-1911
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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A group of Eskimos at Brownlow Point across from Flaxman Island
Flaxman Island, Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Using a boiler to melt the permafrost for setting a triangulation marker
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Using a boiler to melt the permafrost for setting a triangulation marker
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Triangulation station NYGREN 1949 - 70 08 51.83200(N) 146 11 24.40800(W)
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Other than the cold, baseline measurements were facilitated by measuring across the flat lagoon ice from mainland point-to-point. Baselines were measured to second-order standards and 4-5 miles long.
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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Observing tower with wind screen
Alaska North Slope Spring 1949
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When the melt begins, it's time to start working on the boats
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Looking over arm of the Beaufort Sea before the pack ice breaks up Oliktok Point Camp in distance in photo center
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Looking towards Tigvariak Camp across lagoon ice
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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No waves today - standing on the shoreline of a frozen sea
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Looking down the shoreline of Tigvariak Island towards the camp
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Watching the ice melt and breakup on the north shore of Tigvariak Island
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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A last trip across the ice by dog sled
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Gene Richards and Nogeak going for a final sled ride (or first swim)
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Ice receding from the shoreline Soon it will be time to put the boats in the water
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Eskimo diversion - flying high above the shore
Alaska, Tigvariak Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Bow of orange painted survey launch picking its way through ice bergs
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Collecting fresh water on a berg near Cross Island on misty day
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Ice along the shore at sunset
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Building a hydrographic signal - used for near shore hydrographic work Stan Jeffers on right.
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Ice along the shore at Cross Island
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Jellyfish along an icy shoreline
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Tide gage installation - Abe Simmons and Harley Nygren
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Building a hydrographic signal - used for near shore hydrographic work
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Beginning to build a hydrographic signal
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949
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Orange, white, and blue - survey launch next to ice berg
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Signal pole on Dinkum Sands - east side of Prudhoe Bay The existence of these sands has been the subject of litigation
Alaska, Dinkum Sands, North Slope Summer 1949
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Collecting fresh water from ice berg Pools of fresh water collect on top of melting ice bergs
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Ice bergs seen from survey launch after summer melt. Bergs complicated survey work.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Survey launch towing dinghies after supplying observing camp
Alaska, Beaufort Sea Summer 1949
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Heading out to the Survey Launch #15 to start the day's work.
Alaska, Cross Island, North Slope Summer 1949

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