Month: September 2015

Header image from article in Last Frontier Magazine

The Sinking of Princess Sophia

In its day it was the greatest maritime, non-military loss of life in American history. That tragedy came in an unusual form, that of an ocean liner, the Princess Sophia, of the Canadian Pacific Railway fleet. It left Skagway on October 22, l9l8 with a crew of 75 […]

Retirement Project

My daughter and son-in-law were snowmobiling in a remote area north of Talkeetna, Alaska. After an exhausting day on the trail, they ended up at a restaurant for a hot meal and to warm up their tired bones. While waiting for their hamburgers to arrive, they became engaged […]

Juneau’s Hidden History

There are only three ways into Juneau, boat, plane or birth canal—I arrived via the third route. My name is Brian Weed, I’m 34 years old and was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. I grew up learning about rocks and the history of Juneau from my father. […]

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