Nome townspeople, including Lomen brothers, aboard Captain Amundsen's ship GJOA, Nome, September 1, 1906
The 45-ton fishing vessel Gjoa, captained by Roald Amundsen with a crew of six men, was the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. They left the Oslofjord in Norway on June 16, 1903, spent a total of 18 months ice-bound, and arrived in Nome on August 31, 1906 to a hero's welcome.
Scanned from an original photographic print using a Microtek ArtixScan 1800f at 110 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2014