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    Jensen Arctic Museum

    Tour The West Coast's
    Only All-Arctic Museum
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  • Walrus Skin Hunting Boat

    This hunters' boat or Umiak (U-ME'-ack) was fashioned from two female walrus hides that were split. It is painted white to blend with the typical arctic surroundings. Within the boat are seal skin floats used when a harpoon was thrown. A variety of harpoons are displayed. This Umiak was built for and used by Paul Jensen. It could be rowed or sailed.

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  • Welcome!
  • Dr. Paul Jensen Biography
  • Exhibit Room and Mural
  • Polar Bear and Sledder
  • Sled Closeup and Dall Sheep
  • Musk Ox Display
  • National Geographic Mural
  • Mural and Caribou
  • Long Boat and Harpoons
  • Kayak Frame Closeup
  • Athabascan Beaded Mittens
  • Basketry and Art Displays
  • Wolves and Caribou
  • Tools For Cutting
  • Cormorant Feather Parka
  • Bone Spear Points
  • Arctic Fox

  • Visitor Info
  • Map and Directions


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