June 9th and 10th I flew up the Nushagak River to Koliganek. It's an hour plane ride in a puddle jumper. Once there, Randy and I spent two days on the Nushagak River filming with Gusty and his family.
Koliganek is located at LatitudeIt was amazing.
Here's a description of the Koliganek from the SWAMC website, "Koliganek is located on the left bank of the Nushagak River, and lies 65 miles northeast of Dillingham. Koliganek is a Yup’ik Eskimo village with Russian Orthodox practices. Subsistence activities are an important part of the lifestyle. The school and village organization provide most year-round employment. A new State-owned 3,000’ long by 75’ wide runway is available for aviation purposes."
Okay, after a few basics facts, now on to an amazing array of photos from the last few days of filming in the boatyard in Dillingham and then on up in Koliganek.