Earlier today, dozens of construction workers, museum employees and spectators gathered around the Alaska State Museum to watch crews carefully remove the 8-foot-wide, 45-foot-long walrus skin umiak from the old building.
The boat was originally constructed inside the building, making its removal a tricky affair. Situated on a protective wooden platform, the boat was removed through the front door before being hoisted up and over the building.
- The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back for a second year as 43 teams of sailors, rowers and paddlers prepared to set off from Port Townsend, Washington at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
- Hydrokinetic technology developed in Alaska’s rigorous conditions will help researchers design systems that can be used worldwide.
- Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
- As stock markets suffer, Alaskans consider UK referendum vote impacts.