Sitka's Eagle Bay Inn
Travel Blogs from Sitka
... blue sea. The person in back controls the rudder with foot pedals and synchronizes his paddles with the person in front. The one in front calls out the directions, sets the pace, and has the best view for taking pictures. Sounds good. Mary, Vicki, and I take the front seats. There's a little whining from the back of my boat about "driving Miss Daisy" but we get ourselves across the boat channel and into more sheltered water without any mishaps. ...
Great day on the water with Captain Kent from Secret Sitka. Met our captain and charter boat at 8AM in Sitka's harbor. Signed our waivers, got quick instructions on how to find the life jackets in an emergency, and were clearly informed that in case of seasickness, "Chum goes overboard!" Another beautiful day for six hours of seeking whales, otters, sea lions, and maybe a bear. Our first sighting came quickly -- otters, a ...
... cultures. Throw in the Americans after the purchase in
1867 (Seward’s Folly) and you have a great story.
Furs from sea otters brought the Russians here and in 1799 a
man by the name of Alexander Baranov started the Russian-American Company. But there was a problem. The Kikaadi clan of the Tlingit Indians were
here first. The Natives were made to pay
allegiance to the Tzar and were used as slave ...
... cause, and in reality they had cause.
As the afternoon progressed we changed spots several times and finally around 2:00pm, David was able to land a nice King. So for the day we caught 4 black bass, the King, and a great new friendship.
On the way in Ray stopped to fillet the fish, Ray taught us how to butterfly the Salmon Steaks and the Bass. David after all these years of fishing learned something new. We returned ...
... families - the Guggenheim's amongst them - to form a syndicate to mine and transport this rich find from its remote wilderness. Beginning in about 1910 they built a railway, a few towns, a series of mines high in the mountains and a modern processing plant to handle the rich ore. It worked continuously till 1938 when the whole lot was closed down. Copper production totalled 591,535 tons and 9 million ounces of silver - at today's metal prices that would be around ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet