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Accumulated Fragments: The Bear Man of Admiralty Island: Part 1

...by about 35 miles wide; this island is the seventh largest island in the United States. The island was named by George Vancouver in honor of his Royal Navy employers, the Admiralty, in 1794. The Tlingits, who had lived there for more than...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-02-10/accumulated-fragments-bear-man-admi
Neighbors
The ABCs of "rudderless" travel

...through the Forest Service. The Greens Creek mine began operation on the island in 1982. The island was named by George Vancouver in honor of his Royal Navy employers, the Admiralty. It is known to the Tlingit as Xootsnoowu, or "Fortress of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-03-31/abcs-rudderless-travel
Local
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1794, Captain George Vancouver sailed from Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska after completing his surveys in Alaska. In 1932, the German flying boat Groenland-Wal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082203/sta_history.shtml
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This Day in History

In Alaska In 1794, Captain George Vancouver sailed from Baranof Island after completing his surveys in Alaska. In 1932, the German flying boat Groenland-Wal landed in...

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This Day in History

In Alaska In 1794, Captain George Vancouver sailed from Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska after completing his surveys in Alaska. In 1932, the German flying boat Groenland-Wal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082205/sta_20050822008.shtml
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This Day in History

In Alaska Sound off on the important issues at In 1794, Captain George Vancouver sailed from Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska after completing his surveys in Alaska. In 1932, the German flying boat Groenland-Wal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082206/sta_20060822015.shtml
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This Day in History

In Alaska and in the Nation Sound off on the important issues at In Alaska In 1794, Capt. George Vancouver sailed from Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska after completing his surveys in Alaska. In 1932, the German flying boat Groenland-Wal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082207/sta_20070822021.shtml
News
There are stories behind the familiar names of local places

...be a stimulating search into our history, even here in Juneau.For example, Douglas Island was named by Capt. George Vancouver in 1794 to honor Bishop John Douglas of Salisbury, England, the editor of Captain Cook's final journal. Then...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2011-12-14/there-are-stories-behind-familiar-nam
Letters
Cartographers: putting us in our place

...landing on the new land, obtain detailed information, draw a chart and bring it back to St. Petersburg. One of George Vancouver's principal tasks on his six-year voyage to America was to draw the shoreline of the Pacific from California...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082203/nei_eltone.shtml
Neighbors
Accumulated Fragments: Douglas Island's deep and sometimes dark history

...Douglas Island was named for John Douglas by Capt. George Vancouver.John Douglas (July 14, 1721 ? May 18, 1807...Gastineau Channel was choked with icebergs when Captain George Vancouver explored the area. Vancouver was heading north in...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-03-10/accumulated-fragments-douglas-islan
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