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Inner Anchorage

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  • Day15

    On the streets of Kodiak

    August 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    A real frontier town surrounded by steep hills and scree slopes. It's very green because of the high precipitation here. It rains most days. Locals say there has been a drought. Today was the first rain day in 3 weeks.Read more

  • Day15

    Kodiak Harbour

    August 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    The working harbour has a huge assortment of different types of boats - no pleasure craft here, just working boats of varying kinds. A protective breakwater guards the marina with a channel to the ocean.Read more

  • Day15

    Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Centre

    August 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    The Wildlife Refuge Centre demonstrates to visitors the key role that the wildlife refuges of the US and, in particular, Kodiak, have in preserving and maintaining native and migratory species. All of the exhibits are models in realistic setttings.
    We learn that the Kodiak Bear is a brown bear but much larger than their mainland counterparts, the Grizzlies. The bear density near Karluk Lake is estimated to be 220 bears per square mile. Density for Grizzlies on the mainland (Denali NP) is 1 bear/12 sq miles.
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  • Day15

    A Russian heritage

    August 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    The Alutiiq have been in this region for some 7,500 years. Their story is told in the Alutiiq Museum.
    The Russians came in the late 1700's and set up this building in 1808 and set up a Magazin, the Russian word for store.
    The US purchased Russia in 1867 and this building became the home of the manager of the Kodiak Trading Company.
    In 1911, the Erskine family turned the building into their home.
    In 1948, it was a rooming house.
    In 1967, the City of Kodiak purchased. the building and opened the museum.
    During the tsunami, of 1964, the waves reached up to the front porch of this building which is high above the waterfront.
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  • Day15

    Kodiak

    August 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Found this little interesting painting in the Museum - the four saints of Alaska. St Herman, St Innocent, St Peter the Aleut, St Juvenal.
    St Herman was a monk who came to Kodiak in 1794. He lived on Spruce Island where he had an orphanage and school. His home on MOnk's Lagoon is a place of pilgrimage today.
    St Innocent was the first bishop in Alaska. He translated spiritual texts into the Aleut Language. His encouragement spread literacy among the first peoples.
    St Peter, the Aleut, was a Kodiak sea otter hunter who refused to convert from Orthodoxy to Catholicism in Spanish California. He was killed as a result.
    St Juvenal came to Kodiak with St Herman in 1794. He travelled north among the Church first peoples baptising them. According to oral history he was killed in Yupik territory.
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  • Day15

    Holy Resurrection RussianOrthodox Church

    August 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    An active congregation still worship their faith in this church which dates back to the Russian heritage of this island. Fire has destroyed this building several times, but the congregation rebuild.

  • Day15

    A Sea Otter in Kodiak Harbour

    August 22, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    A sea otter has taken up residence in the marina. We can get really close.

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