VIDEO: Whale Hunters in Wainwright, Alaska

In Adventure, Alaska Travelgram, Videos by scott

This is the first in a series of videos based on my recent trip to Alaska’s northwest Arctic coast.
Here, we spend the evening with folks in the community of Wainwright. Whaling Capt. John Hopson, Jr. shows us around–and shows off part of his recent catch: a 52-foot Bowhead Whale. His whole team prepares the whale for distribution to folks throughout the village. Incredible. Special thanks to my publisher over at the Alaska Dispatch, Alice Rogoff, the crew at Olgoonik Corp. (Kevin, Kimberley and Bob), Capt. John Hopson, Jr. and the “Iceberg 15” team.

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