Umiaq (Traditional Whaling Boat)

The completed umiaq, set out to dry. The sun will bleach the skin boat somewhat, and this helps it blend with the shore ice during spring whaling.

In a few weeks the crews will start to prepare the camp gear and supplies and make the whale bombs. PK 13 Whaling Crew was early to make their boat, so it's just the beginning of spring whaling preparations.

~ Mary Sage February 2006