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...November 2014). This book follows the revenue cutter Bear in 1886 on its first summer cruise from San Francisco up to Point Barrow and back again. It includes rarely-seen photos of the last sail-and-steam whaling ships and essays that follow...

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Art
New Alaska books

...November 2014)This book follows the revenue cutter Bear in 1886 on its first summer cruise from San Francisco up to Point Barrow and back again. It includes rarely-seen photos of the last sail-and-steam whaling ships and essays that follow...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/new-alaska-books
Art
Ernest Leffingwell, scientist with a fan club

...wrote in his USGS paper, The Canning River Region, Northern Alaska. "About six weeks were spent on the ice near Point Barrow, but no whale was killed." Local Natives on and near Flaxman Island and some white prospectors in the country taught...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/ernest-leffingwell-scientist-fan-clu
Outdoors
Thank you from NAMI-Juneau

...to train prospective teachers locally and to bring this outstanding course to other locations throughout Alaska. (Point Barrow has already asked us to come in September.) We believe this effort will bring hope, comfort and resources for families...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-06/thank-you-nami-juneau
Neighbors
ASRC: Tapping into oil wealth

...adage that living well is the best revenge. Whaling festival: Maggi Ahmaogak prepares fermented bowhead whale meat at point Barrow for a whaling festival. Her husband George was the captain of the boat that landed the whale. BRIAN WALLACE / THE...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012199/Loc_slope.html
Local
Passel of polar bears pounces on Pt. Barrow

...Large numbers of polar bears have crowded into the Point Barrow area recently, and scientists are at a loss to explain...And tour groups that visit the whale bone piles at Point Barrow, 12 miles north of town, were seeing 40 to 50 bears...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090102/sta_bears.shtml
News
Human jawbone found on solstice tour near Barrow

BARROW - A group of tourists taking the midnight run out to Point Barrow hoped to see polar bears. It was foggy on June 21, the summer solstice, and what the group ended up seeing was not exactly what...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071607/sta_jawbone001.shtml
News
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow. In 1943, Kiska Island in the Aleutians was retaken by American forces after the Japanese fled. In 1959, the U...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081505/sta_20050815010.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Alaska's northernmost outpost, Point Barrow. Post was an experienced pilot...killed at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 near Point Barrow, when their plane crashed nose-first...Alaska's northernmost outpost, Point Barrow. Final flight of Will Rogers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081599/Loc_rogers.shtml
This Day in History

...Cannery in Wrangell. In 1949, the Navy reported that natural gas in commercial quantities had been discovered near Point Barrow. In the nation In 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named general of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank. In...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072503/sta_thisday.shtml
News

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