National Geographic : 1924 Dec
WITH AN EXILE IN ARCTIC SIBERIA 715 A LENA RIVER BARGE, WITH TRADERS THE STEERING GEAR OF THE "PAUZOK" (BARGE) The rivers, of all the physical features of Siberia, have had the most progressive influence on the country. The Lena is one of the mightiest rivers in the world. Its total length is estimated at about 2,860 miles and its drainage area at 900,000 square miles. Tusks of the mammoth have been dug out of its delta (see also text, page 718).