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  1. Humongous Jawbone Of a Bowhead whale This picture was taken near the shore on Kekerten Island. This is the jawbone of a bowhead.

  2. Old tent site on Kekerten Island The remaining stones that form this circle show us the location of an ancient Inuit campsite.

  3. Remains among the Island These stones and bones have remained on the Island for hundreds of years.

  4. Storehouse frame This frame was built in the 1800’s, it is made of wood and bowhead whale ribs.

  5. Large Iron Pot This iron pot was used to boil the blubber of the bowhead whale. Boiling down the blubber was how they got the whale oil.

  6. Broken Iron Pot An artifact on Kekerten Island. This old iron pot, also known as a caldron, was used to separate oil from the blubber of a bowhead whale.

  7. Iron Containers These large metal containers were used to store vast amounts of whale oil that would be shipped to Europe and the United States.

  8. Boxes These huge boxes were filled with food, oil and other items that were sent back and forth to European countries and the United States.

  9. Old Barrels Wooden Barrels, wire rings and an Inuit hunting tool. These barrels were used to ship oil back to markets in Europe and the United States.

  10. Wire Rings These rusty wire rings were used to hold old barrels in place.

  11. Smaller ArtifactsThe remains of a pulley system consisting of heavy hooks, rings and cables tell us that the whaling industry on Kekerten Island was a very large-scaled operation.