Category: Alaska Short Stories

Some Friendships Last A Lifetime

Some Friendships Last A Lifetime Four Wasilla Schoolmates Reunite After 50 Years By Roger Lincoln with Frieda Hulke, Susanna Katkus, and Judith Bergman There’s nothing like a gathering of old friends to bring back long-forgotten memories. On August 15, 2015, the Wasilla High School class of 1965 celebrated […]

The Prince of Wales

They never say much before they go. Being what I am, I don’t say much either. I sit on the farthest reaching log until they and the skiff disappear into the dawn. They are swallowed by the fog that rolls along the water, silencing all it consumes with […]

Connecting Scammon Bay

We circled the village of Scammon Bay, which sprawled across a hillside near the Bering Sea coast. The airstrip looked good for landing the Cessna, but I could see people standing nearby. I wondered why they were waiting there. It was July 1972. I led RCA Alascom’s (part […]

Of Moose and Men

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. After that, although the accuracy of my memory could be called into question, there was light and darkness, some water, a few billion plants, and too many animals involved to count. At the end of it all, God […]

Iditarod Mystery

Iditarod Mystery June 24, 1999, was a somber date in Alaska history. That’s when the “Father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race” passed away. My wife and I were fortunate to meet Joe Redington Sr. in the late 1970s. Our neighbor of 35 years, well known artist […]

Sled Dog Mail

Story by Helen Hegener Delivering the mail to Alaska has always presented a formidable challenge to the U.S. Postal Service. Letters, parcels, and supplies from the “Lower 48 states” often took weeks or months to reach their destinations. Steamships transported Alaska bound mail north from Puget Sound in […]