Images: Nome Gold Dredge Safety Examinations
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley
A variety of handmade gold dredges sit ashore and at anchor in the Nome Harbor Aug. 3, 2012, waiting for a good weather window to be utilized in the chase for the yellow metal that Nome, Alaska, is famous for. With the rise in the price of gold on the world market, Nome has seen a modern day gold rush with fortune seekers and adventures from across the country arriving in the remote Alaska town to seek their fortune. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.