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2010 to 2011: MY SON'S JOURNEY WHILE WORKING IN NOME, ALASKA...

Nome, Alaska in 2010 - 2011:

He's been working as a Journeyman Pipefitter
while overseeing several Apprentices on the new
Norton Sound Regional Hospital
currently being constructed in
Nome, Alaska...

My son, Carl...
His new 4-wheeler ~ He's taking a lunch break while enjoying the view...
On the job...

The view from a friend's place on the Snake River...

20 degrees and calm...
Muskox next to trail...
The trail around the back of Anvil Mountain...
Spectacular...
Nice sledding hills at Anvil Mountain...
Main Street at 9:00 pm...
A beautiful sunset at 45 degrees...
Shoreline in front of City...
A snowy Nome...
He said, "UFO? Must be the "Fourth Kind" in Nome...
Beachfront property...
Sunrise almost at 12:00 pm....
Finding the angle of piping to be fabricated-(49')...
Fitting new fabricated spool piece (49' + 41' = 90')...
Norton Sound Regional Hospital ~
Initial building construction and site development...
Removing parts and pieces to be re-installed on new piping,
"Everyone's in a rush"
Apprentice aligning bolts for correct flange fitting...
Apprentice helping with the installation... 
Rigging for removal of existing piping and equipment...
Another Apprentice hard at work...
"Just a little closer now"
A view of Nome from the 2nd Floor of the new hospital...
Norton Sound Regional Hospital
under construction as of July 1, 2011...
The Norton Sound Regional Hospital
under construction earlier in 2010...
Polaris Hotel where he and his Apprentices stay while working in Nome...
Pebble Beach...
Mining campsite along the shoreline...
Northwest coast of Nome ~
about 10 minutes away from the hotel where they stay...

Penny River...
A barge/excavator "Christine Rose" and sleuth sifter
 featured on the Discovery Channel's Bering Sea Gold show

digging in the ocean for gold...
An Apprentice atop Anvil Rock...
Front-end loader filling sifting equipment
that separates gold from beach sand...
Fishing trip to Sinuk River ~ Appx. 80 miles round-trip from Nome...

Safety Sound Bridge...

The Nome Church at 6:00 am when it was 22 degrees outside...
Safety Road House ~ The last checkpoint of the Iditarod...
Main Street...
Father and son catching trout at the mouth of Nome River...
Beach coastline on the ride to Safety Sound...
The mouth of Safety Sound...
Apprentices and a friend trying their luck trout fishing...

Summer camp on the coast of Nome...



Camp at Safety Sound...
The road to Cripple Creek...
Overlooking Nome, Alaska...

[These series of my son's photographs of Nome, Alaska 
were featured on 12-12-11 in "The Alaskans Daily" 
http://paper.li/denali_ak/alaskans-10]

5 comments:

  1. These latter photographs were taken just prior to one of the strongest storms to hit western Alaska in nearly 40 years that battered Nome, Alaska and other coastal communities...

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  2. Beautiful photos Sandra! Aoife

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  3. Thank you very much, Aoife! I'll pass your kind comment to my son ;)

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  4. Great photos! I'll be moving into the new hospital at the end of Nov. 2012 thanks to your son. The building is impressive. The photo of Pebble river looks like it's actually Penny River and the barge/excavator is the "Christine Rose" from Discovery channel's Bering Sea Gold show.

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  5. Thanks so much Nomemade, we truly appreciate the corrections you provided, which have been incorporated. Enjoy your move to the new hospital the end of November this year. I will pass on your kind comments to my son...

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