Chesterfield Inlet Eskimos building Igloos over gas tank

Norman Sanders, 1945


Nov. 17, 1945. Chesterfield Inlet Eskimos (Inuit) building Igloos over gas tank. Dept. of Transport Coastal Radio Station “VBZ”. Note snow block wall under windows in attempt to “Insulate” building. To right, is an Igloo built over gas tank at rear of building, avoiding being buried. D.O.T. building describes the Radio Room, Kitchen, Engine/Generator room and Work Shop.

Back of Radio station, Nuvak built the Igloo over gas tank, Feb. 8, 1946.

Photo credit: Norman Sanders

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