Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. The whaler at St. Lawrence Island. Natives on dog sledges arrive at the ship. Dogs and sledges near the ship. Natives wrestle on the ice, bare skinned and at 20 degrees below 0 temperature. The whaler in the background.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. The whaler at St. Lawrence Island in Alaska. The crew visits the village of Gambell. Tents in the village. Dogs with sledges. Native women with children on their shoulders. Native families. Dogs lie on the ground.
Cruise of the whaler Herman. The whaler on St. Lawrence Island. The ship's mascot, a baby walrus on board. The crew tries to feed the baby through a tube. The baby walrus in a tub. A dog near the walrus. The baby with the tube in its mouth. The crew bathes the walrus in a tub. Man scrubs as another fills water in the tub. A man hold's the baby's face. The walrus in the tub.
Cruise of the whaler Herman to the Arctic. Natives of Gambell village go walrus hunting. A native with a harpoon. Walruses on the ice sheet. Man strikes the walrus with a harpoon. The walrus dives. Skin and floats are attaches to the line as a drag. Walrus in water. Natives in a boat. Natives pose with walrus tusks aboard the whaler.
View from ice-covered bow of the icebreaker, USS Burton Island (AGB-1) moving northward into region of larger ice sheets. Several walrus off to starboard, sitting on ice flows and diving into the water. Rime ice getting heavier on the ship's railings as she begins breaking through ice sheets. St. Lawrence Island in the midst of ice. A welcoming committee of Siberian Yup'ik Eskimos from village of Savoonga arrive by dog sleds to greet the USS Burton Island. They are invited and climb aboard the ice-covered vessel, where they are seen gathered on deck. Several Women in their group are invited to climb to the ship's bridge, where they pose looking over the railing. The Eskimos walking out to their respective sleds and dog teams.Several crew members from the USS Burton Island are taken on a dogsled rides by the Eskimos. Afterwards, those crew members are seen walking back to their waiting ship.
Tourist visit St. Lawrence Island. Tourists board the sightseeing launch. Views of island from the launch. Buildings on the island. Trees and greenery on the island. Chateau with yacht.