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“Navigation here opens in July and closes at the end of August,” the photographer Edward S. Curtis wrote in his diary on September 10, 1927, as he prepared to sail from Kotzebue to Cape Prince of Wales. “Local boatmen would not attempt it.”

Attempt it he did. He was finishing his life’s work.

David James is a freelance writer who lives in Fairbanks. He can be emailed at nobugsinak@gmail.com.