Alaskan Southeaster Magazine back issues (a.k.a. Alaska Southeaster Magazine or Alaska Southeast Magazine)

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Starter set of Alaskan Southeaster Magazine. This partial set, 1991 to 2003, will get you on the way to eventually collecting a complete run of Alaskan Southeaster Magazine (a.k.a. Alaska Southeaster Magazine). These are mostly in near new condition.

Starter set contains these 104 issues:
Volume 1 numbers 1-5, 8-12
Volume 2 numbers 1-3, 6-12
Volume 3 numbers 1-6
Volume 4 numbers 1-3
Volume 5 numbers 1-2
Volume 6 numbers 1-7
Volume 7 numbers 1-3
Volume 8 numbers 1-3
Volume 9 numbers 1-12
Volume 10 numbers 1-12
Volume 11 numbers 1-12
Volume 12 numbers 1-12
Volume 13 numbers 1-12

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Here is a partial index to the Alaskan Southeaster (the more recent issues).

July 2001

Terry Wills: A Life in Southeast Alaska Part II
No more than one or two airplanes a year flew over the Wyoming countryside where the young Terry Wills' father, Marvin Wills, traded horses for a living.
by Tom Miller

The Gold Mines of Woewodski Island
Gold: Juneau and Treadwell are Southeast Alaska's most recognized producers of this precious metal. Yet a number of small gold mines operated in the Panhandle, and the struggles and perseverance of men and women who tried to bring these mines into production are often forgotten.
by Patricia Roppel

20 Following in the Footsteps of the Elders: Chilkat Indian Village Hosts Regional Conference
The week of April 23-27, 2001 was a busy time in the Chilkat and Chilkoot River Valleys. An early run of hooligan (eulachon) was running up both rivers, hordes of winter-hungry gulls, sea lions, and people following in their wake with cries, snorts, and dip nets. The skunk cabbage was up and the pussy willows were in full puffiness. The rivers were low and the run of hooligan was uncharacteristically early by a full two weeks.
by Kathleen M. K. Menke

Life in the High Country: A Photo Essay
The country above tree line in Southeast Alaska is a mosaic of stunning variety. Most Southeast peaks are steep and craggy. Barren ridges stretch among them, buffeted by wind and wrapped in snow fields, sunlight, or clouds of fog, even in summer. But in small valleys and on gentler slopes, meadows of wildflowers billow across the ground during summer. Hardy plants cluster in sheltered hollows or spring up wherever their roots can take hold, sometimes forming virtual rock gardens bursting with color.
by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans / Photos by Bob Armstrong

The Prince of Wales Island Fair and Logging Show: The Real McCoy at Thorne Bay
Traditional logging shows in Southeast Alaska have been mostly replaced by demonstrations for tourists on the cruise ships, but the real thing can still be found each summer at Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island.
by Grace Kirkwood and David Sneed

We Can Do It
I have gone full circle in my life, returning to the sea where I grew up for algae that help with beauty and wellness in my salon and spa business, Cuts OnLine. It is my love for Alaska, my experiences commercial fishing, and my appreciation for nature that help my business to grow and stand out.
by JoAnne Bell-Graves with Ginger Blaisdell

Beauty and the Beach
Spend time on Southeast waters and you're likely to be rewarded with sightings on the shores that include bear, deer, eagles, mink, and river otters. After thousands of hours scanning the shoreline from my kayak, I'm pleased to report sightings of a diversity of locally less-common creatures, including a skunk, a crocodile, a demon, and a witch.
by Scott Foster


August 2001

Books Are For Kids of All Ages
They're about fog, and friends, and new babies, and what kids like about every season of the year. Children's books by storyteller Susi Gregg Fowler and artist Jim Fowler brighten cloudy days and make you laugh at the antics and questions that only children seem to come up with. Longtime Juneau residents, Susi and Jim have produced six children's books together. In addition, Susi has published two books illustrated by other artists, and Jim has illustrated four books by other writers
by Marge Hermans / Illustrated by Jim Fowler

Close Enough to Touch
While on the return end of a weekend kayaking and camping trip in Berners Bay we saw a distant splash, the kind you catch out of the corner of your eye, fast enough to blur distinguishable shapes. We'd already seen plenty of similar splashes in two days in the bay. Usually they were sea lions; sometimes they were whales blowing (always in the distance). So when this splash appeared I wasn't too excited.
Story and photos by Scott Foster

The True Story of the Red Dog Saloon
Juneau's famous Red Dog Saloon was conceived in 1949 in NEW YORK CITY! I know, because it was my conception. I was the designer, builder, and founder of the Red Dog.
by Earl T. Forsythe

Preparing for the Inevitable
Most of us like to go through life without worrying about natural disasters and disruptions-especially if there seems only a small chance they will occur. But chances may be greater than we think for one kind of disaster in Southeast Alaska - the arrival of a tsunami, or huge ocean wave, to threaten communities on the outside coast or even those in protected inside waters. As one National Weather Service publication states, " There is no question tsunamis will occur. It's just a matter of when, and how bad it will be."
by Marge Hermans

The Land of Big Rhubarb: Gardening in the Upper Lynn Canal
Besides big mountains, big waters, big salmon, big bear and big moose, Alaska is known for its big vegetables and big flowers. One has only to attend the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines in August, seeing the size of Southeast Alaska cabbages and turnips, or to wander along coastal beaches in late summer, viewing rose hips as big as cherry tomatoes, to be convinced that the growing season here, particularly in the upper Lynn Canal region, is something extraordinary.
by Kathleen M. K. Menke

Which Way to Nome? Iditarod Dogs Introduce Southeast Tourists to Mushing
On the surface, Southeast Alaska and the Iditarod have very little in common. Sure, some Southeasterners, like many Alaskans, are glued to the radio and television during the famous dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome. But there have been very few successful dog mushers that have hailed from Alaska's Panhandle where rain - not snow - is the more common state of the weather during the winter.
by Joan Pardes

Rafting Up
A lot of people who travel around the country in their boats or RVs like to kick back at the end of the day and visit with others doing the same thing. This tradition has been around for a long time in Southeast Alaska boating circles. After a day of cruising, the captain and crew look forward to "rafting up". It's a time to unwind, relax and share experiences with others who have similar interests.
by Rudy J. Ripley


September 2001

Trickery, Persistence, and Passion: 40 Years of Photographing Alaska's Birds
Sometime in the early 1960s, Bob Armstrong, a 26-year-old fisheries biologist, walked into the photo department of Skinner's Gun Shop and Sporting Goods in Juneau and bought his first serious camera with a long telephoto lens.
Story by Bob Armstrong, as told to Marge Hermans

Tom Stack: A Life in Southeast Alaska
When Tom Stack came into the world there were no doctors or midwives available in the small fishing village of Loring.
by Louise Brinck Harrington

Of Sea Vipers and Leviathans
It bears all the characteristics of our nightmare imaginings, the kind of devilish creature that pursues you from a panicked dream realm into the first few moments of sweaty wakefulness. A gaping mouthful of razor-edged teeth set into a heavy, brick-like head, unblinking eyes that hint at a mindless bloodlust, and an eight-foot serpentine body that writhes through the water with lightning elasticity.
by Kevin Reeves

The Juneau-Douglas Annual Picnic
Photos by A.A. McPhee

Crossing the Gulf
"This is my eighth time across the Gulf of Alaska," said the man standing in the forward observation lounge of the Alaska state ferry KENNICOTT. His spotting scope stood on a tripod to one side. A pair of well-used, high-powered binoculars hung around his neck. His eyes swept the Gulf's open ocean while we chatted. At six in the morning the lounge was empty except for the two of us. "There aren't many counts of off-shore birds," he said, as he tallied each sighting in his notebook. He worked, and I watched. He was interested in the specific numbers of each kind of bird. I was interested in the general experience of my first crossing of the Gulf of Alaska.
by Scott Foster

Kids Dig Wrangell's Past
"The Last Frontier", Alaska calls itself, and it has many reasons to do so. Many parts of the state, while explored, are known only superficially. The same is true of its history; much remains to be learned about the days before white people, with their writing, sketchbooks and cameras, started to leave a record in books, papers and pictures. And in Alaska, those prehistoric times are not so long ago in terms of actual years.
by Bonnie Demerjian

Alyeska Central School: Bringing Classrooms to Southeast's Most Remote Corners
The Cantil-Voorhees family of Whale Pass, a remote community of 35 people on Prince of Wales Island, lives a semi-subsistence lifestyle; the children can smoke fish, tend the garden, and build an addition to the house when they want their own bedroom. They also know how to win admission to prestigious universities — son Ethan just graduated from Alyeska Central School, the state-run correspondence school, and was awarded a full tuition scholarship at Stanford University.
by Eileen Wagner

What? Get Ready for Hunting on the Web?
If you haven't yet been inspired to sight in your rifle or gear up your backpack and hunting boots this fall, I've got a solution for what ails you — just sit down at your computer and log onto the web site of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation for a few hot tips and bits of inspiration.
by Eileen Wagner


October 2001

Discover how various insects go about gathering their harvest — and how plants have evolved to help or hinder them.
by Marge Hermans and Bob Armstrong

Ketchikan Reunion Picnic: Fun, Friends, and Interrupted Conversations
Held on the fourth Sunday of July, this year’s picnic drew about 450 former Ketchikan residents in addition to the locals who show up each year.
by Louise Brink Harrington

Pelican to Gustavus — The Slow Way
Paddling from the end of the ferry line in Pelican, this kayaker experiences the wonders of Southeast Alaska at his own pace.
by Scott Foster

Cannery Point: The Story of Hoonah Packing Company
Travel through the ages with the Hoonah Packing Company — from the first cannery building in 1912 to plans for a future in the tourist industry.
by Patricia Roppel

El Capitan, the Prince of Alaskan Caves
With more than 500 caves already mapped, Prince of Wales offers many opportunities for delving into nature and history.
by Bonnie Demerjian

Ketchikan’s Parnassus: The Kind of Place That Gives Bookstores a Good Name
Buried among shops targeting tourists on Creek Street, Parnassus is the kind of bookstore they don’t make anymore.
by Stan Sinberg

“Rhythms Through Time” Sitka Celebrates Alaska Day 2001
This year’s celebration of the passing of sovereignty from Russia to America will represent Sitka’s varied cultural influences.
by Dave Burlison

How Far Will We Get Into LeConte Bay Today?
Explore the ever-changing area around the LeConte Glacier with the Cruise West vessel the SHELTERED SEAS.
by Marilyn Jordan George


November 2001

CrossSound Concert Series
With artists and composers from around the world, the CrossSound concert series is pushing contemporary classical music to the edge.
by Shelley Lightburn

In 1932, the KARLSRUHE visit to Southeast Alaska instigated a frenzy of dances, concerts, sporting events, dinners and more. A sample of the event's news coverage details the occasion.
by Mike Blackwell

Ketchikan Rescue
Following the Pan American crash of 1947, a rescue squad plan was developed that is still in practice today. The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad has grown with technology through the years while holding up the founding principle.
by Jerry L. Kiffer

Newts in the Rain Forest
One of the lesser-known Southeast inhabitants, the rough-skinned newt is among the most poisonous animals in the world. Now being found in the Juneau area, the presence of the newts poses many questions.
by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

"Ace" Was An Ace
World War II fighter pilot Tommy White of Juneau made his first solo flight at age 15. He was later heralded the greatest twin-engine fighter pilot ever.
by Jim Ruotsala


December 2001

Scientific Gold
Rapidly melting snowfields near the Alaska-Yukon-British Columbia border are revealing information about the area's history - preserved in caribou dung.
by Kathleen Menke

The Colors of Fall: A Photo Essay
While most foliage in Southeast Alaska seems to turn directly from green to brown, there are some spectacular colors present in the trees and smaller plants.
by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans

Except For A Mouse
Though the deer mouse is the most widespread and numerous small mammal in Southeast Alaska, it takes a careful eye to spot traces of this nocturnal creature.
by Marge Hermans and Bob Armstrong

The Garside House: Hauntings and Remodelings
Explore the history of the Garside House, and meet the people who have been dedicated to its presence and preservation as a statement of Juneau's promise.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

New Year's Diary
Two years ago, Scott Foster recorded his New Year's adventure at a wilderness cabin. To mark this year's holiday season, he prepared his diary from that experience for publication here.
by Scott Foster


January 2002

Celebrating 75 Years of Alaska's Flag
This month, the Alaska State Museum in Juneau opens an exhibition celebrating Alaska's flag that will tour museums and school district starting in April.
by Marge Hermans

CHELAN, Part One
Despite dangerous waters, much maritime traffic risks the tricky passage near Cape Decision. On a night in 1954, the tug-freighter CHELAN went down while steaming through this area, leaving behind a mystery.
by Louise Harrington

Cruising Alaska
With the cruise ship season approaching and additional vessels deployed to Alaska, find out what environmental programs and projects are being used to protect the environment.
by Susan Milne

Valley of the Eagles
The annual Haines Bald Eagles festival draws participants from around the world to learn about America's national bird as the largest concentration of eagles descends upon the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
by Jenny L. Whittemore

Ellen Frankenstein
Overflowing with passion for her work, Ellen Frankenstein introduced the art of filmmaking to students in Sitka where she created the documentary No Loitering with their help.
by Chris Bernard

Oh How Times Have Changed!
In 1913, eight senators and fifteen representatives travelled from great distances to meet in Juneau to make up Alaska's first legislature.
by June Allen

February 2002

Trash or Treasure: Antique Appraisal
From February 22-24, certified appraisers will be on hand to offer "verbal estimates" for collectors at the Juneau Home Show and Antique Appraisal Fair.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

Southeast Alaska Life As Art
Ed Mills began painting full time in 1992 after a lifetime of art as a hobby. With many accomplishments under his belt, Mills is creating new goals and passing on his talents through teaching.
by Marge Hermans

CHELAN, Part Two
The story of the CHELAN only begins on the night it went down off Cape Decision in 1954. Sixteen men's deaths revolve around the ore carried on the silver ship, which remains at the bottom of the sea.
by Louise Harrington

Big Waves, Gentle Waters
For every stretch of building winds and breaking waves, there are dozens of calm days on the water.
by Scott Foster

Deborah's Yukon Quest
Among the more than 30 drivers mushing along 1,000 miles of trail including four summits will be Southeast Alaska's only musher to enter the Quest this year.
by Judy Hall

A Bird In The Hand
Among Juneau's few avian winter residents, chestnut-backed chickadees can be enticed to eat from the hand with a little patience and some strategy.
by Karen Hocker


March 2002

With Orcas Around Her
After years of active living, this Elfin Cove author is finding time to write about the adventures of capable, Alaskan kids - based on her own two sons.
by Marge Hermans

Ketchikan Coliseum
Ahead of its time and able to accommodate one-third of the town per show, the grand Ketchikan theater opened its doors in 1924 to an eager crowd.
by June Allen

A Good Day Turns Bad
Heading out despite weather warnings, Scott Foster finds adventure by hiking off the beaten path on Douglas Island and making camp across from an Admiralty Island beach.
by Scott Foster

Southeast's Aquatic Songbird
Living only where there is clear, unpolluted water, dippers are the Southeast's only songbird adapted to survive in an underwater environment.
by Marge Hermans

Seining For Salmon
Follow the seiner STEADFAST through the daily drama of searching for salmon in the coastal waters off Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska.
by Linda J. Henderson

Gold Along The Porcupine
In the other Gold Rush of '98, men on the quest for wealth began the history of Porcupine on the banks of a remote mountain creek.
by Kevin Reeves


April 2002

Crazy Corvids
Share in some amusing encounters with ravens, crows, magpies and jays. Entertaining antics and insatiable curiosity give a glimpse into the avian brain.
by Bob Armstrong, Marge Hermans

M/V Prince of Wales
Linking two island communities and expanding opportunities for visitors and residents, the new ferry runs daily between Hollis and Ketchikan.
by Grace Kirkwood

Fire on Ice
Reaching Alaska for the first time, the Olympic torch was carried through Juneau by 51 proud Alaskans.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

Wrangell Garnet Festival
Offering hands-on experiences, guest speakers and natural wonders, the Garnet Festival is held each April during Alaska Archeology month.
by Bonnie Demerjian

Shrimping In The Blowing Snow
Take a journey out to sea and find out what happens before the shrimp-for-sale sign is posted in Auke Bay harbor.
by Dave Fremming

Prince of Wales Marathon
Individuals and relay teams are preparing to compete in the Prince of Wales Island third annual international marathon.
by Mary Pierce

The “Stink-Plant”
Ruins may be all that remain of the herring reduction plants, but each April still sees herring harvesting adding to the economy.
by Dennis Sperl


May 2002

Wrangell's 50th Salmon Derby
Meet some of Wrangell's derby winners, including Doris Iverson, who pulled in a 74.4-pound lunker in 1955.
by Bonnie Demerjian

Cruising Through Southeast in Winter
Publisher Dave Fremming shares his memories of Southeast people and places from a recent winter sojourn aboard Alaska's Marine Highway ferries.
by Dave Fremming

Southeast Alaska Garden Conference
Learn how to make your garden of weedin' into a garden of eatin' May 2-4 in Juneau.
by Jim Douglas & Mary Lou Gerbi

Juneau Jazz & Classics
This annual show brings as much enjoyment to the performers as to the audience.
by Marge Hermans

Southeast Salmon Derbies
From Ketchikan to Haines, Southeast Alaskans are delirious about salmon derbies all summer long.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

Bon Marche of Ketchikan
For more than 100 years, through the days of bootlegging and bordellos, Ketchikan shoppers headed to the historic Bon Marche for a good bargain.
by Louise Brinck Harrington

May in Southeast Alaska Gardens
Combat cold soil and moist summers with suggestions from Farmer Dave, a Prince of Wales Island gardener.
by Dave Sneed


June 2002

Fowl Families: Raising an Eaglet
Raptor rapture when eaglets are born turns into six months of hard work and limited scavenging range.
by Marge Hermans, Bob Armstrong

Sitka Fine Arts Camp
For 27 years, students (grades 7-12) have enjoyed the arts for two weeks at Sheldon Jackson College campus in Sitka. This year’s camp is June 17-July 2.
by Shelley Lightburn

Lituya Bay Gold
Gold may have lured Earl Forsythe to Lituya Bay in 1934, but the bay is what continues to call him back.
by Earl T. Forsythe

Gold Rush Days
Muck and buck with miners and loggers as they compete June 29 and 30 in the 13th annual contest in Juneau.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

Ill-Fated Hunting Trip
After their dory broke up, three Petersburg hunters struggled to a local cabin for help (Petersburg Pioneers Book Committee story).
by Carol Enge

Celebration 2002
Native culture comes alive with thousands of people in regalia, more than 40 dance groups, Native Arts market, food, and a parade in Juneau June 6-8.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

Cruising Southeast, Part Two
Continue the adventure with Publisher Dave Fremming aboard Alaska’s Marine Highway ferries.
by Dave Fremming


July 2002

Celestial Football
Join in the chase to get a clear view of the aurora to a sky dancing with light and marine companions frolicking.
by Michael Klensch

What started as a pleasant summer evening in 1958 turned quickly when an earthquake shook Southeast Alaska.
by Dave Fremming

Alaska’s Lindy
Ben Eielson and Anscel Eckmann, pioneer aviators, logged a couple of firsts for Southeast flying in 1929.
by Nancy Warren Ferrell

Clara Nevada
Fourth on the list of Alaska’s all-time worst shipping losses, the Clara Nevada went down near Eldred Rock.
by Pam Randles

Follow the annual migratory pattern of the Rufous hummingbirds as they make their journey from Mexico to Southeast Alaska and back.
by Marge Hermans, Bob Armstong


August 2002

Rafting the River Wild
Explore a world heritage area via the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers with two brothers who keep returning to ride the rapids.
by Jerry Dixon

Ranger Boats
The Forest Service’s indispensable “Green Serge Navy” Ranger boats served Southeast as ambulance, taxi, packhorse and bunkhouse for almost 100 years.
by Gregg Nelson

Tongass Centennial
Fiddlin’ Foresters, a Teddy Roosevelt re-enactor, and specially designed art prints by Brenda Schwartz and Byron Birdsall are among Tongass Centennial events.
by Gregg Nelson

Salmon Can Labels
Memorabilia from Alaska’s salmon canning heyday, colorful can labels preserve the past as remote Alaska territory became a state.
by Irene Martin

Not So Far
Suspense writer Sidney Sheldon brings Hollywood to Southeast.
by Marge Hermans

Elementary students voted these metallic marvels the Alaska state insect over the mosquito.
by Marge Hermans, Bob Armstrong


September 2002

Cruise Ship Mushing
The first woman to win the Iditarod, Libby Riddles explains to Princess cruise ship passengers the history and techniques of mushing sled dogs in Alaska.
by McKibben Jackinsky

Quiet Intensity, Bread Loaf at UAS
by Scott Foster

William David Gross, Movie Mogul
A Jewish tailor from Seattle mined his Klondike gold from Dyea and Dawson at the turn of the century by selling clothes and entertainment.
by June Allen

Deer Hunting Disaster
Lantern-less, low on supplies, lodged in a tilty shack, two intrepid hunters endure a blustery Southeast deer hunt.
by Francis E. Caldwell

Neets Bay Bears
Bear B battles Bear A over a nice, juicy dog salmon.
by Katrina Peavey

Juneau Douglas Picnic 2002

Slime Molds
Gelatinous blobs with descriptive names, scrambled egg slime and other slime molds get their own taxonomic kingdom.
by Marge Hermans, Bob Armstrong

October 2002

William David Gross, Part Two
After Fairbanks and two months in Nome, “Professor” Gross decided Southeast Alaska would be his theater-chain domain.
by June Allen

Juneau Symphony Turns 40
Celebrating 40 years of music and musicians, the Juneau Symphony plans a rousing season with performances of Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Copland’s Our Town accompanied by student photographs, and Wagner’s Tannhauser.
by Bob King

Sitka WhaleFest
November 1-3 is the weekend to study sperm and humpback whales and sea otters, listen to ballads and songs of the sea, take a whale-watching tour, and shop.
by Phyllis Hackett

A Kayaker’s Near Catastrophe
Rub-a-dub, three people in a tipsy tub: A little alcohol and some foolhardiness caused three Sitka teens to tempt fate in an overloaded kayak.
by Chris Bernard

Sentinels ofthe Bog
Raucous, long-legged sandpipers defend their nesting areas with ear-splitting yelps and bombastic screams.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

Pelican Revisited
Visiting the Pelican Community Church where her father and grandfather served as pastors, a New York minister remembers Pelican’s once-bustling commercial fishing waterfront.
by AnnaLee Conti


November 2002

A Prickly Tale
From birth to separation a year later, follow a mother porcupine as she feeds and trains her daughter.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

Fruits of the Forest
Sample the secret realm of shaggy manes, king boletes and chanterelles for your dining pleasure.
by Kevin Reeves

Capital Games
Checkmate. Rie Muñoz created The Chess Game to fight yet-another capital move and save Southeast from economic upheaval.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

Judith Ann
Others looked at the 65-foot Wrangell riverboat as a beached derelict; Robin Larsson envisioned the Queen of the Stikine.
by Louise Brinck Harrington

Ivan Simonek
Escaping from Communist-ruled Prague, Simonek took up photography when Wrangell logging slumped.
by Bonnie Demerjian

Bowyer & Pastor
Archers from around the world come to Prince of Wales Island to get Jerry Welch’s Robin-Hood-era bows and arrows. Pastor Jerry also helped build Naukati and Whale Pass churches.
by David Sneed


December 2002

Juneau Icefield Crossing
Intrepid Juneau Alpine Club members venture across the Juneau Icefield, camping on centuries-old ice.
by Larry Musarra

Mamie Jensen
Searching through scrapbooks and recipes, a granddaughter discovers ingredients that make up her grandmother’s life and an era in history.
by Aleria Jensen

What’s in a Name?
Dr. Joseph LeConte never set foot in Alaska, but a glacier, a ferry and a wilderness area are named for him.
by Dick Stokes

Willow Ptarmigan
Alaska’s state bird is like a chameleon, changing its plumage according to the season.
by Bob Armstrong & Marge Hermans

Juneau Artists Gallery
This family of artists has combined talents and finances in a cooperative gallery.
by Betty Marriott

Southeast Books
Spanish voyages to Alaska, bear scares, the secrets of the aurora borealis, a Ketchikan bush pilot’s adventures, Petersburg history—Southeast Alaska books tell all.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

January 2003

 Sheep Mountain Winter Traverse
From finding themselves suddenly in a dangerous spot to sitting at tree line to enjoy cake, these adventurers do it all in the icy snow.
by Barbara Turley

 Skiff Stories
Discover the pieces, both public and family oriented, that make up Mark Jensen’s life and an era in history.
by Aleria Jensen

Winter on the Water
A Southeast kayak trip in late December brings experiences beyond expectations to this leisurely explorer.
by Scott Foster

Memorial Day Reunion
Two Alaskan schoolmates uncover their crossed paths during World War II.
by Oliver “Porky” Bickar

Charlotte Without A Web
Hiding out on flowers and capturing unwary insects, crab spiders adapt to life without a web.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

Southeast Books, Part II
540 Troublesome reindeer, a November trip up the Inside Passage by 13-year-old twins, personal memories of 20 years in Alaska—Southeast Alaska books tell all.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

In Search of Point Ward Cannery
With few clues and no historic photographs, two seekers enter the land in Ernest Sound used to operate a salmon cannery in the early 1900s and recreate its personality.
by Patricia Roppel


February 2003

Chilkoot Crossing (a two-part story)
Following the footsteps of Klondike gold rush stampeders, the author, at 67, survived the 33-mile Chilkoot Trail.
by Francis E. Caldwell

Wooden-Boat Builder
Dennis Diamond, who restored the 72-year-old tug A-1, says there’s nothing better than “working on wood.”
by Louise Brinck Harrington

The Good,The Bad & The Beautiful
Usually considered pests, beetles also pollinate skunk cabbage and sport iridescent-colored appendages.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

Sitka Shootout
Former Sitkans gather in Arizona to reminisce and refine their golf games on dry, sunny Arizona golf courses.
by Dave Estrem

Eagle Glacier Cabin
Babies nestled in front packs, gear loaded in backpacks, the Turley family enjoys winter hikes to the Eagle Glacier Cabin.
by Barbara Turley

March 2003

 Part Two: Chilkoot Old Coot
Old-timers and young hikers alike are challenged by this arduous trail.
by Francis E. Caldwell

 Brought & Forgot: Aleut Internment
Their icons smashed and possessions looted, Aleuts were quartered in abandoned Southeast canneries in World War II.
by Marilyn Jordan George

 IMAX® gets El Niñoed in Valley of the Eagles
Chilkat Valley eagles almost missed their cue for the new IMAX® film, Birds of Prey.
by Judy K. Hall

Taku Time
Winter is cross-country ski and snow-machine play time on the Taku River.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

Shh! Someone’s Hunting
Voles, beware. Harriers sneak up and drop-pounce for their snacks.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong


April 2003

Wise Woman
SEARHC’s WISEWOMAN program teaches women how to be heart healthy.
by Martha Griffin

Yurtsville Retreat
It’s time for refueling as shorebirds alight on the Stikine delta and other worm-rich feeding grounds.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

The Shorebirds Are Coming!
It’s time for refueling as shorebirds alight on the Stikine delta and other worm-rich feeding grounds.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

South Coast, Inc.: An Innovative Company
For 43 years, this Ketchikan company built roads and specialized in heavy construction.
by Louise Brinck Harrington

Shrimp Trawling
Fish for shrimp and other delights of the sea aboard the Floretta.
by Dennis Sperl

Sitka PL8S
LVNLRN (Live and Learn) as you read Sitka’s personalized license plates.
by Ernest Manewal

Huna Heritage
Working together, Huna Tlingits share traditional knowledge in a Hoonah clan workshop.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

May 2003

Remedies & Remeniscences
Health and sickness were thought of differently in early Southeast Alaska than they are in our time of over-the-counter relief.
by Kevin Reeves

Out & About In Southeast: Dive To The Other Southeast Alaska
Out & About In Southeast is a new monthly outdoor how-to column that will also be featured on our Web site.
by Scott Foster

Salmon Derbies: Tradition & Triumph
The salmon are coming … and so are the prizes. Relive past derbies through a photo essay, try a BBQ salmon recipe and prepare to catch a winner this year with the derby calendar.

The Park: Sitka’s Own Enchanted Forest
Travel through centuries of history with the Sitka National Historical Park.
by Dave Burlison

Fortunes and lives have been lost in pursuit of this exotic plant, a mythical inspiration and tricker of insects.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

June 2003

 Gold Rush Days
Hot saws and mammoth machinery add to the excitement of the annual mining and logging contests.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

 Out & About In Southeast: How To Photograph Wildlife
Out & About In Southeast is a new monthly outdoor how-to column that will also be featured on our Web site.
by Scott Foster

Photo Essay: John Hyde
Wild and wonderful life in Alaska captured on film. Get the inside scoop on how to take up-close wildlife photographs in Out & About on Page 8.

King of Fishers
Sculpins, sticklebacks—the indiscriminate Belted Kingfisher catches and eats them all.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

Whale Footprints
With reverent reflection, this Glacier Bay kayaking guide remembers whale breath and dancing orcas.
by Piper Platte

Wreck of the Patterson
Grinding through surf and sand, pilot Shell Simmons rescued the crew stranded at Cape Fairweather.
by Jim Ruotsala

Dog Camp
Fifteen dogs learn duck-herding, pole-weaving, and tunnel-maneuvering at the Orton Ranch camp.
by Ernesta Ballard


July 2003

Voyage on the M/V Kennicott
Celebrating Alaska Marine Highway’s 40th anniversary, Alaskans circumnavigate Revillagigedo Island.
by Dave Fremming

Out & About In Southeast: Help Yourself
Out & About In Southeast is a monthly outdoor how-to column.
by Scott Foster

Eyes Over Southeast Alaska
Alone in his Aeronca floatplane, Sitka businessman Pros Ganty, later Pelican Cold Storage manager, patrolled Southeast as a World War II Navy pilot.
by Francis E. Caldwell

Trumpeting in the Chilkat
Once scarce, trumpeter swans celebrate morning in a symphony of song in the Valley of Eagles.
by Rob Livingood

Fourth of July
Southeasterners celebrate Independence Day with pomp and pizzazz. Alaskans know how to celebrate their independence.
by Mary Lou Gerbi

Ouch! It’s the Alaska State Tree
If it bites you, it’s the prickly Alaska state tree, covetedfor making aircraft, guitars and spruce root baskets.
by Marge Hermans & Bob Armstrong

Cover: Captain William M. Hopkins by Dave Fremming A 26-year veteran of the Alaska Marine Highway System, Hopkins has skippered every vessel in the entire AMHS fleet throughout his career. Currently, you will find him on the bridge of the M/V Kennicott. Hopkins and his family reside in Ketchikan.


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