A painting by James A. Mitchell III depicting the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear, around 1890, patrolling off the coast of Alaska. Image courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Posts in category Alaskana
A recently published study sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute highlights the economic impact of Alaska seafood within the State, the Pacific Northwest and the country as a whole. Conducted by the McDowell Group, the report details direct, indirect and induced economic effects generated by the Alaska seafood industry. The McDowell Group also provides […]
Alaska is fortunate have five species of Pacific salmon that call it home. These species of include the King or Chinook, Sockeye or Red, Coho or Silver, Chum or Keta and Pink salmon. Each has its place and preference among Alaskans. Sockeye salmon are prized by Alaska residents for their flavor and abundance. Having high […]
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced its list of America’s eleven most endangered historic places and the Kake Cannery in Alaska was included in the list. This list is published by the Trust to spotlight important examples of our national heritage that are at risk of destruction. Kake Cannery held a significant role in […]
Kennecott is a historic mining town tucked away in a corner of the great Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Built to claim a truly huge and rich copper deposit in some of the wildest terrain of Alaska, much of this mining town remains in place. Congress designated Kennecott as a National Historic Landmark in […]
A Woman who went to Alaska details two astonishing trips made by May Kellogg Sullivan to the goldfields of the Yukon and Alaska Territories. A true survivor, Sullivan stakes mining claims, works at menial jobs and experiences life with native people of the region. The very presence of women in the North during this era […]