Images: Nome Gold Dredge Safety Examinations
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley
Coast Guard inspectors Lt. William Albright (left) and David Borg talk with a boat operator during a boating safety exam on board a home built pontoon gold dredge in Nome, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2012. Homebuilt, professionally constructed and repurposed harbor tugs and fishing vessels are being used as gold dredge platforms in a modern day gold rush. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.