Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

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The Nieuw Amsterdam crossed the border into Canada to stop in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, a small port city close to Alaska’s southeast panhandle. It is known as the rainiest and cloudiest city in Canada, earning the nickname “City of … Continued

Sitka, Alaska: Whales, Eagles, Bears, and History

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Sitka is nestled at the foot of glacial carved mountains facing the Pacific Ocean on Baranof Island and lies at the heart of the largest temperate rain forest in the world, the Tongass National Forest.   The current name Sitka (derived from Sheet’ká, … Continued

Glacier Bay – Rivers of Ice

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May 14th and we were back out in the Gulf of Alaska for a sea day before arriving in Glacier Bay, over 500 nautical miles to the south. It was an overcast and cloudy day. The EXC presentation, “Ancestral Memories, … Continued

Anchorage, Alaska: Urban and Wild

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May 11 Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, larger than the smallest state, Rhode Island, with a population of of 288,189 which is 40% of Alaska’s total population. The phrase “urban and wild” is used to describe Anchorage because it is … Continued