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Off the Beaten Path: Home in the wilderness

...Zahniser's definition of wilderness. I finished reading John Muir's "Travels in Alaska" as we were nearing Port Snettisham. Many things struck me about Muir's narrative, but what I found most interesting was how he constantly described...
Derby Rules

...133.59.644W) on the Glass Peninsula, to Point Styleman (57.58.455N, 133.53.958W) on the mainland. Port Snettisham is open for overnight anchorage, but is out of the Derby grounds.All other waters are closed to Derby fishing...
Police and fire calls for Aug. 7, 2012

...30 p.m. for commercial fishing in closed waters. Troopers say Green was observed fishing in a closed portion of Port Snettisham, east of the Point Styleman to Pt. Anmer boundary line. He was issued one citation for commercial fishing closed waters...
Photo: Sweetheart Creek rodeo

...diving gear, and Steve Wolf, with a dip net, join in the personal-use fishery last week at Sweetheart Creek near Port Snettisham, about 40 miles south of Juneau. Several people were also casting and fly fishing, and several brown bears made...
This Day in History

...Christian H. Buschmann as postmaster. In 1921, Alaska's first pulp mill commenced operation at Speel River, Port Snettisham, south of Juneau. In 1963, the Alaska Marine Highway's Malaspina arrived in Juneau on her maiden voyage. In...
From boomtown to wilderness: exploring history in Tracy Arm

...The miners spread widely, staking scores of claims in Windham Bay, Holkham Bay, and northward into Tracy Arm and Port Snettisham. Rails, trails and roads laced mountains that today appear as pristine wilderness. Meanwhile, homesteaders built...
Hydro power camp wraps up with Snettisham tour

...visitors are rare, Willis said. The plant lies up a body of water that maps and charts inconsistently refer to as Port Snettisham or Speel Arm. Willis calls it "the second left" off Stephens Passage, about 40 miles Southeast of Juneau by sea...
Canadian government support boosts AK-BC intertie possibilities

...Regulatory Commission approval to begin studying a 30-megawatt hydro project on Sweetheart Lake on the South Side of Port Snettisham, where Juneau's big hydroelectric plant is located. That project would provide substantially more power that Juneau...
Bear encounter sparks warning to fishermen

...the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Sweetheart Creek is a popular personal use sockeye salmon fishery inside Port Snettisham, about 40 miles south of Juneau. A hill prevented Giles and the bear from seeing each other until they were about...
Snettisham wages war on fish virus

...Snettisham hatchery sockeyes, out of a total commercial catch of 182,000 sockeyes in the Taku Inlet-Stephens Passage-Port Snettisham area. It was the first sizable return from the hatchery and the second highest catch in the area's history, said...


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