Norge Storage Site
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
|Location||Front Avenue, Teller, Alaska|
|Area||less than one acre|
|NRHP reference #||74000441|
|Added to NRHP||October 9, 1974|
The Norge Storage Site is a historic building in the small native city of Teller, Alaska. It is a two-story wood frame building with a false front, and a small single-story addition to the east. The building's notability lies with its association with the groundbreaking voyage of the dirigible Norge, which overflew the North Pole on May 11, 1926. Commanded by the explorer Roald Amundsen and its Italian maker, Umberto Nobile, the airship flew from Spitsbergen, Norway on May 10, and made for Nome after crossing the pole. Frustrated by fog and bad weather, the ship was landed instead at Teller, about 72 miles (116 km) from Nome, landing on Front Avenue near this building. The airship was dismantled and stored here until a freighter could be sent to recover it.
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