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August 18, 2001 Souvenir Album:

Itygran Island and Yanrakino Village, Russian Far East


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Itygran Island

2 whale ribs

The Clipper Odyssey visited "Whale Bone Alley" on the island of Itygran, notice the large whale ribs. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

whale bones

Whale bones on Itygran Island. This location is thought to have been used for secret rituals in the 1300s. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

Koester speaking to group

Scholar, David Koester, discusses the archaeological history of Itygran Island to Harriman Retraced passengers. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

pit

Lichen covered whale bone with a stone pit in the background. Archaeologists were not sure what the pit was used for, possibly storage of meat. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

Group Photo

group 3

group 2

group

These three photographs show most of the participants on the Homer to Nome leg of Harriman Expedition Retraced. The participants are pictured at the Clipper Odyssey's stern, around the swimming pool. (Photos by Kim Heacox).

Yanrakino Village

Elders with drums

Elder gentlemen play a sealskin drum for observers. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

2 kids

Two Yanrakino children holding hands as they watch visitors from the Clipper Odyssey. The town doesn't receive many visits from passing ships. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

Elder women dancing

Two older women perform a traditional dance for the crowd. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

market

The Yanrakino community displayed handmade crafts, including sealskin boots, to sell to passengers. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

houses

Hanging seal or whale meat outside to dry is common practice in Yanrakino. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

town

Single-family dwellings in the town of Yanrakino. (Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).

dog sled

The community held a dog sled race, using wheeled sleds, on the beach of Yanrakino.(Photo by National Ocean Service, NOAA).


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