Kate Boyan's Gallery
Saltwater crashed onto slick decks as the Russian ship tossed wildly in the Bering Sea storm. Below, seasick clerics listened to a trapper tell tales of Alaska and the huge profits that awaited him.
" I've been offered as much as two otter skins for one of those small blue beads," he said, pointing to the bead that adorned one monk's leather pouch.
one of my favorites... not just because I used to see it everyday :)