National Geographic : 1919 Apr
A SINGLE HABITATION IN THE MIDST OF MILES OF DESOLATION Most of the houses of the Murman region are one-story structures, built of unhewn logs. The crevices are packed with native moss. In the western end of the Murman, forests of birch, pine, and spruce are to be found within 20 or 25 miles of the Arctic shore, but farther east, where the influence of the Gulf Stream wanes, the timber line is 60 to 70 miles inland. Photographs by Nathalie Loubovitsky SUMMER HOMES OF MURMAN FISHERMEN Whaling was a profitable industry on this coast more than forty years ago, but these animals have now entirely disappeared. Cod, herring, and salmon are the principal food fish.