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August 15, 2001 Souvenir Album:

Gambell, St. Lawrence Island


ATV and kids

A fleet of ATVs and their drivers met the ship passengers at the beach in Gambell to assist with transporting passengers to town. The five dollar cost for a one way ride was well worth it because of the rocky terrain that covered the ground. Kids and adults of all ages came and graciously drove passengers anywhere in the area. (Photo by Megan Litwin).

town of Gambell

Town of Gambell, notice the rocky terrain. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

historic plaque

Plaque on side of building housing the ivory co-op. It recognized the national significance of the Alaska Purchase Centennial in 1967. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

gambell girls

Two friendly Gambell girls. One girl mentioned that she thought she would get to Nome one day. She also added that she painted her house blue which was her favorite color. They said that they attended school as the ran to catch the piece of cardboard that they were playing with in the wind. (Photo by Megan Litwin).

litwins with gambell mayor

Tom and Maureen Litwin on the beach with the mayor of Gambell and his wife. They were very excited to have the ship visit and did everything in their power to make it a wonderful day for everyone. They were also very caring as they wished passengers a safe travel on the rough water. (Photo by Megan Litwin).

Gambell dancer

Men and women from Gambell performed a number of dances for visiting passengers. The men sat in the back playing drums made of wood and walrus intestine. They sprayed the drums with water frequently so that they would not break. Women did most of the dancing though several boys also danced. There were different dance styles ranging from very traditional dances for luck and safety in our travels, to one called the iceberg bump that looked as if it was choreographed by the teenage girls that danced it. (Photo by Megan Litwin).




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