National Geographic : 1919 Apr
A LIGITHOOUSE TO TilE EAST OF ALEXAN1)DR()SK In addition to such beacons to guide the mariner, stations have been established on the Murman Coast for the study of meteorological conditions in order that fishermen may be warned of stormy weather. Life-saving boats put to sea when storm signals fly. Photographs by Nathalie loubovit-ky FISHIING 1IOATS IN A QUIET IIARBOR ON TIlE MURMAN COAST Murmansk, Russia's only ice-free port in the north, is situated on the eastern shore of the Kola Inlet, 30 miles south of the Arctic coast. The inlet is a mile and a half wide at this point and there is a depth of 32 feet at the piers, while it is 70 feet deep a few hundred yards from shore. The inlet has no currents and large ships may be shifted from one side of the pier to the other without the aid of tugs. There is an eleven-foot tide.