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Irene Finley describing her experiences meeting and photographing whales around a chain of Alaskan islands. Mrs. Finley describes the boat and their experience capturing the act of whaling.
Correspondence, field notes, and article drafts concerning the animals and environment observed on the Finleys' trip to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Drafts of Irene Finley's articles, "Two big game animals of Unimak Island" and "Cruising along the Aleutian chain", are included.
- 1926 - 1931
Field notes of William Alakangas, the chief engineer of the "Westward", documenting a trip along the coast of British Columbia, May 2-19, 1926. Included is an article draft by Alakangas, "It's a scream, but no fair laughing $5,000,000.00 reward for a suitable title." The article discusses a trip along the coast of British Columbia and southern Alaska with a group, including Arthur Pack and William Finley, July-August 1931. Activities described include hunting porpoises, fishing for salmon, and collecting bird specimens.