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History Notes concerning Orthodox Christianity and the Alaska Church

...volunteers and spent his life ministering to the Kodiak Alutiiq people. They built a memorial chapel over his grave on Spruce Island, which became a place of prayer and pilgrimage, and the site of many miracles, leading to his canonization in August...
St. Herman's Cross to help guide mariners

...the summit of Mount Herman on Spruce Island, will receive a flashing light...navigation for sailors passing Spruce Island or traveling through Ouzinkie...the Orthodox monk who lived on Spruce Island in the early 1800s and became...
Scientists have discovered Russian shipwreck said to be oldest in Alaska

...vessel Kadiak, which sank in 1860 in shallow waters near Spruce Island. If the scientists are correct that their discovery...afloat for four days. The vessel eventually sank near Spruce Island. Stevens began the project when he received the translated...
Tale of a cursed ship

...and sank on the south side of Spruce Island. Tales of the wreck soon became...would visit Herman's chapel on Spruce Island. Archimandritof never did, and...Archimandritof when he scouted Spruce Island in July 1860, and he asked Stevens...
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Shoes of church's bellringer hard to fill

...two and a half years, Hartman has been the bell- ringer at St. Michael's Cathedral. But Hartman is moving to Spruce Island near Kodiak. The Orthodox church has yet to find a replacement. Five of the church's eight bells must be rung from...
Man charged in Ouzinkie stabbing The victim, whose name was not released, was flown for treatment to Kodiak. Peterson was jailed in Kodiak and remained there Monday. Ouzinkie is a community of 170 on the west coast of Spruce Island northwest of the city of Kodiak.
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Fish processing vessel grounds on Kodiak Is.

...responders said Monday.No one among the 16-member crew was injured and no fuel spilled when it grounded near the Spruce Island village of Ouzinkie, the Coast Guard said. A Samaritan fishing vessel transported 10 of the crew members to Kodiak...
Alaska editorial: Cheap hydroelectricity is the key to reducing flight from the villages

...we cannot always expect the state to act quickly. In Ouzinkie, a wooden dam that supplies both water and power for Spruce Island is near failure and needs help. The state has supplied some assistance, but villages in the Interior and elsewhere...
Ouzinkie reservoir drained after breach

OUZINKIE, Alaska (AP) - A small Spruce Island community is relying on large, expensive generators to provide power and drinking water after a breach at the Mahoona Lake dam...
Ouzinkie's 25-year-old wooden dam rotting, officials plan for possibility of collapse

KODIAK - A wooden dam that provides drinking water for the small Spruce Island settlement of Ouzinkie is rotting and on the verge of collapse, but how to fix the structure remains a big question, a state...


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