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.
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