Category Archives: Islands

Seal Harvest

“To request seal: Call the Tribal Government the day before the scheduled harvest from which you want seal. Requests for seal will be limited to a maximum of 5 seals per individual per harvest. The Tribal Government insists that the … Continue reading

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KUHB: The Voice of the Pribilofs

It’s the only radio station. If you hit the seek button, it’ll just keep going around and around except for this one place it stops: 91.9 KUHB, the Voice of the Pribilofs. You don’t have to be on St. Paul … Continue reading

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Questions Frequently Asked by Tourists on St. Paul Island, Alaska

One reason I haven’t posted much lately here is that I’ve been working on this FAQs document for my job with St. Paul Island Tours. The idea was that, as a newbie tour guide, I would learn the answers if … Continue reading

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Beachcombing on the Bering Sea

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380 Horses

“Those birds are pretty dumb. Why don’t they get out of the way?” We are bouncing down a narrow two-track road, headed to the north side of the island for a walk along the shore. I’m guiding two clients, who … Continue reading

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Evacuation Day

A single drumbeat, loud as a cannon shot, shakes the room. Everyone jumps, and a framed picture falls off a shelf. “We’re here!” somebody says, and we all laugh. With that powerful opening beat, and amidst the echo of laughter, … Continue reading

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Clifftop

No cloud touches the sky. Instead of summer fog and driving wind, the Bering Sea gives diamonds. Pup-sized, sun-bleached seal scapula lies at the top edge of the cliff. Bones go to the earth To the sea To the animals … Continue reading

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