Jamestown Bay Inn Bed and Breakfast
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... 8217;re out at 4:30 to go to the airport—we’re off to Glacier Bay, and the last leg of the trip.
Addendum: I would have to agree with Gushing Gert that Ludwig’s Bistro is the best restaurant in town—and by now we have eaten at most of them. Excellent food, but the Tapas plates are HUGE, so order fewer than you usually do. Service slow, but not nearly so bad as the lunch lady. Bring your checkbook—'t ain’t ...
... the fur trade. Needless to say, they didn’t take that very
well and in 1802 they attacked a Russian outpost and killed many Russians.
Baranov returned in 1804 with lots of help and a bunch of cannons. After a six day battle, Katlian, the Tlingit
chief, and the other warriors ran out of gunpowder and silently left their fort
in the middle of the night. One of the
museums here in town was given the ...
... played for an hour long recital.
The center of town is the original Russian orthodox church and there are some stores selling Russian items. There is also a national park that is the first national park in Alaska. It is a historical park focusing primarily on the Native and Russian Culture. The Bishops House also part of the Park and we found the tour quite interesting.
... seal fur feel coarse. Russians could do one hunting season, sell the furs and set themselves up for a wealthy lifetime. Thankfully conservation laws now mean numbers have recovered and there are 300,000 now in Alaska. [Otters need to have such thick fur because they don’t have any blubber layers to rely on, so undercoat of fur needs to trap air bubbles to keep them well insulated from the cold water, must be pretty efficient given they spend their whole lives at ...
... when gold was discovered near what was to become Juneau. There's a lot of history here (read James A Michener's book (surely one of the greatest writers ever), Alaska, and you'll get the idea) and the city is not only the 5th biggest city in Alaska (at about 8,000 people) it is the 5th busiest fishing port in the USA on value - the 10th on catch weight. We really enjoyed the place and it still has a strong connection to Russia, which is way closer than most of the lower 48 ...
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