Kodiak, Home of Bears and America’s Russian Heritage: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 2

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Kodiak Island, 190 miles along the Alaska Peninsula from Homer, is indeed beautiful, carpetted in dark green spruce, with lighter green meadows and hillsides. Snow still streaks its peaks in early June. Not for nothing is it called Alaska’s emerald isle. In fact the treeless sections resemble parts of Ireland or Scotland.

Kodiak wharf in morning mist

Apart from hosting the largest Coast Guard station in the U.S., featured in the reality TV series Deadliest Catch, and a cold-weather training camp for U.S. Navy Seals, it is also a main repository of America’s Russian heritage from before 1867, when the read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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