Top 3 Stories of 2016

Last Frontier Magazine’s top 3 stories of 2016: (Click on link to visit story) 1. My Life As An Alaskan Trucker by Maraley McMichael A day later, in Athabaska, it was minus 45°F and it took me two hours to warm up the truck… 2. Whiteout by Gil Hjellen Another massive […]

Mendenhall Ice Caves

Thinking about visiting Juneau, Alaska? Almost everyone visits the Mendenhall Glacier just 12 miles from Downtown Juneau.  Over the last few years pictures have circulated on all types of media showing the Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves.  While beautiful they are also very dangerous.  Often when I am at the […]

Whiteout

  Another massive wave of cold dark water caused our small seine boat to rise up at a precarious angle, only to drop into a deep trough as another wave engulfed us. Ice was forming on the bow, causing even more cold sea water to wash over the […]

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 […]