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Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part I

...of Alaska's greatest unsolved mysteries. In the summer of 1741, two Russian ships, the St. Paul and St. Peter, set sail from Avacha Bay on the Kamchatka Peninsula under the command of Vitus Bering. Aleksi Chirikov, captaining the St...
My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig

...and essentially fund a full reconstruction of the building? I don't think they did. It seems more like the ship set sail with Hawker all alone at the helm. In a democracy that prides itself on a system of checks and balances, there were none...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...mammals, including several 10-meter long Pacific manatees. They built a new ship from the wreckage of the St. Peter and set sail in the summer of 1742.Dennis Hall and I skied into the clouds, feeling our way through a field of crevasses near the...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...expedition, mysteriously lost 15 men while searching for fresh water on what was likely Yakobi Island. The two ships set sail in early June, but soon lost sight of each other in a storm. It was mid-July when the crew of the St. Peter enticed...
Kennicott repairs, upgrades put state ferry back on line

KETCHIKAN - The Kennicott, a ferry in the Alaska Marine Highway System, set sail earlier this month from the Ketchikan Shipyard with more than $13 million in repairs and refurbishments complete.The ferry...
Stage is set for final battles

...withdraw. On Feb. 4, 1815, the fleet (the largest since the Spanish Armada), with all the British troops aboard, set sail for the southeast coast of the U.S.The news of the victory in New Orleans helped to bolster the Nation's moral and...
Sailors winded after Funter Bay Rendezvous

...Skippers Choice #3, starts at 10 a.m. between the Committee boat and the Marmion Island Day Mark. The boats will set sail on one of three courses, either North into Taku Inlet or South into Stephens Passage or West into Stephens Passage...
Sikuliaq readies for Arctic research help prepare the ship.The Sikuliaq is expected to set sail in early July from the Marinette, Wis., shipyard where she was built. The last task before they set sail will be passing a presail inspection from the U.S. Coast...
Polish engineer sets sail for Northwest Passage

...documented online at, and how he and his crew of seven had arrived in Ketchikan.Wojnowski set sail from Sopot, Poland, on June 8, 2013, planning to circle the North Pole beginning on the Russian side, crossing the...
Symphony wildlife cruise tickets on sale now

The Juneau Symphony will host its annual wildlife cruise, "Set Sail for the Symphony." on Sept. 6. Passengers will enjoy wildlife sight-seeing on board an Allen Marine catamaran while listening...


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