National Geographic : 1921 May
480 TIE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE CROSSING THE RIVER OBI IN A ROWBOAT Siberia has some of the largest rivers on the globe-the Ohi, the Irtish, the Yenisei, and the Lena-hut their value as freight carriers is greatly reduced by the fact that all have their outlet in the Arctic Ocean. For only a few weeks during midsununer can vessels from western Europe make their way through the Kara Sea, east of Novaya Zemlya, to the Gulf of Ob (Obi). Photographs by W. W . Cutler, Jr. A PASSENGER BOAT ON TIIE RIVER OBI The cabins of these steamers are small and rough but clean. "From the deck one looks over a wide, smooth plain, the uniformity of the prospect in all directions broken only by the sweeps and curves of the mighty stream" (see text, page 485).