Most of the year, Dillingham’s boatyards are peaceful parking lots. They transform entirely for just a couple short weeks before the sockeye salmon run in early June and at the end of the season in late July. Fishermen flood into Bristol Bay from around the globe, creating a diverse itinerant community complete with vendors hawking their wares.
The world’s largest collection of Yup’ik artifacts finally has arrived home in Quinhagak on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta coast. After shipping delays in Europe, the Nunalleq artifacts have returned in time for the community’s museum opening.