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Kodiak Island Borough

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  • Day15

    Kodiak

    August 22 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Kodiak Island and the city of Kodiak are our next port of call. Situated in the Aleutian Islands, Kodiak gets lots of rain and snow but the port is ice-free. It's home to a huge fishing industry. The warehouses along the port road receive the fish, snap freeze then ship it. No canning is now undertaken on the island.Read more

  • Day15

    Kodiak History Museum

    August 22 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Formerly known as the Barenov Museum, this building has several claims to fame:-
    1. Oldest building in AK
    2. Only 1 of 4 remaining Russian structures in AK
    3. Oldest Russian building in USA
    4. Earliest log structure in West Coast USA, built in 1808
    Its a really interesting museum depicting the 3 cultures of Kodiak - the Alutiiq, the Russians and the Americans.Read more

  • Day15

    On the streets of Kodiak

    August 22 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.

  • Day15

    Kodiak Harbour

    August 22 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.

  • Day15

    Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Centre

    August 22 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.Read more

  • Day15

    A Russian heritage

    August 22 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 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 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.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kodiak Island Borough, কোদিয়াক দ্বীপ ব্যুরো, Burgo de Isla Kodiak, Arrondissement de Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island megye, Քոդիակ Այլենդ շրջան, Borough di Kodiak Island, コディアックアイランド郡, Kodiak Island Kūn, Borough Kodiak-Eiland, Okręg Kodiak Island, Кадьяк-Айленд, Кодијак Ајланд, Кодіяк-Айленд, کوڈیاک جزیرہ برو، الاسکا, Boro han Kodiak Island, 科的阿克島自治市鎮

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