Gateway To The Arctic: Barrow, Alaska
Cold Alaskan bones. (Photo: Jeffrey Philip Roddy/CC BY-SA 3.0)
This Barrow, Alaska arch opens up to the Arctic Ocean, symbolizing Barrow’s relationship to the sea and whaling. The “Gateway to the Arctic” sits upon a gray pebbled beach with the shells of traditional whaling boats and other bones scattered about. There is little information about the arch’s history, though sources date it to the end of the 19th century.
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