Ice jetty looking north toward town during the breakup of ice in Nome harbor, Alaska, Spring of 1921
In the spring, frozen ice begins to break up opening waterways in Alaska waters. This thawed ice can cause damage to the natural environment, man made water channels, piers, seawalls and riverbanks. To help prevent this damage from occurring, explosives are used to break up the ice and create pathways in which the ice can travel.
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2008