In 2017 Miners Dredged The Ocean For Gold And A Young Walrus Found Its Way On Board Their Boat

Image: Alaska SeaLife Center via KTUU

Hank Schimschat and his crew are miners who work off the coast of Alaska. Usually, they dredge the Bering Sea looking for gold. However, in the summer of 2017, the seamen discovered something even more precious than the valuable yellow metal.

The Au Grabber is an 80-foot long dredge boat based out of Nome in Alaska. The vessel was bought for $600,000 by miner Hank Schimschat, who has decades of experience in the excavating business. However, in order to get a return on his investment, Schimschat was willing to go the extra mile to get his hands on some gold.

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