I’m on a quick trip with my son to Alaska. The last time we were here about 15 years ago, this town was called Barrow. In 2016, locals voted to change the name to the Inupiat name Utqiaġvik, an Inupiat name which refers to a place for gathering food.
Utqiaġvik lies about 320 miles (515 km) north of the Arctic Circle. It is the northernmost city in North America. The sun remains above the horizon from about May 11 to August 1.
The Arctic Ocean surrounds Utqiaġvik on three sides.
The famous whale bone arch at the harbor has been replaced with concrete arches since we were here.
More to come as circumstances permit.