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The story of William Moore and his gold fever

...Omineca gold rush and the Cassiar gold rush. He and his wife also had three more children. In 1886, the 64-year-old sea captain took a trip up the Yukon River still looking for new gold prospects. He learned that his son, Henry, who was supposed...
On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...decades before preventative measures became standard aboard ship; Captain Cook in the 1770s was ahead of most other sea captains and successfully avoided a scurvy epidemic.In fact, there is a long history of knowledge about the successful treatment...
An Alaskan Light

...Prince of Wales, boating is like coming home. She's as comfortable on the water as a mermaid, as authoritative as a sea captain (which is why she's the skipper; as her father says, she has "boat moxie"). But the boat was ours before we...
Accumulated Fragments: The mother of the North

...she was out looking for more work. She had spotted a large house on the outskirts of town that had been built by a sea captain for his large family. The family had not been happy about living this far north and had moved, leaving the big house empty...
Villages modeled for tsunami project

...may count high tide as sea level, but bathymetric maps commonly count low tide as its zero reference because, as any sea captain knows, safe navigation calls for knowing just how shallow the shallows are. In addition, significant discrepancies...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...photographers Winter and Pond to get the right design. The Russian houses are based on a series of watercolors by a Finnish sea captain. ``They were trained observers, often used as spies, so they had to be accurate,'' Kleinert said. ``When I...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Four missing in Bering Sea Captain found dead after crab boat capsizes By T.A. BADGER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE - High winds and low visibility were hampering...
The ole curiosity shop of Peter the Great

...dozens of masks, body armor, blankets and tools. One of the earliest pieces is a tribal emblem, collected by the sea captains Ismailov and Bocharov, in 1788, at Yakutat. They were instructed by Grigorii Shelikov, who founded the first European...
New large-print titles at local public libraries

...Other True Cases," by Ann Rule. Seven new cases are here for True Crime fans, including one involving a retired sea captain in Seattle whose disappearance at the age of 80 left police and family wondering. Known for his philandering, and...
Ocean cinema

...short about a five-week paddling trek along the 1,200 Adriatic Islands near Croatia. He interviews scientists, sea captains and family fishermen. what: alaska ocean film festival 2006 when: 7 p.m. friday, march 10, and 7 p.m. saturday...
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