Savoonga, Saint Lawrence Island

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Savoonga is a community on the north coast of Saint Lawrence Island, in the Bering Sea, 39 miles (63 km) southeast of Gambell, Alaska.

In 1971, Savoonga became joint owner of Saint Lawrence Island along with Gambell, the island's only other community. The local economy consists of subsistence hunting for walrus, seals, fish, and bowhead whales.

Most people on Saint Lawrence Island speak Siberian Yupik. A dogsled mail service operated until 1963. Today there are daily flights from Nome to Savoonga Airport, weather permitting. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Savoonga and Saint Lawrence Island.

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