Welcome to Alaska

      Welcome to Alaska, the "The Last Frontier."  Amazing historical landmarks, physical features, food and restaurants, and popular attractions await. Alaska offers a vacationer a variety of enjoyment and a vast amount of activities.  

Climate

          The seasons in Alaska vary greatly in temperature. It ranges from 60 ºF to 90ºF during the summer months. However, during the winter months the temperature ranges from 5ºF to 30ºF. Most visitors that come to Alaska are stunned that the weather is milder than they expected. During the warmer months the weather is always changing. For example some years are rainy and some are dry and sunny. During the colder months wearing many layers is advised to prevent frostbite. Most years, winters in Alaska are very snowy and frigid.

Historical Landmarks

          Sitka Naval Operating Base and U.S. Army Coastal Defenses (NHL) were established in July 1942.  It became a national historic landmark in 1986, because of its importance in World War II protecting the Alaskan waters and the United States from enemies. In 2001, the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society started rebuilding NHL's boat house . After, more improvements were made in 2005 and 2006 by the Alaska Department of Transportation, Department of Education, and U.S. Coastal Guard.

Physical Features

      The Bering Glacier is the largest glacier in North America and one of an estimated 100,000 glaciers in Alaska. It is 122 miles in length. The mass of this glacier can break through the earth's crust. Every year the glacier gets smaller and melts. If more sunlight warms glaciers and they start to melt, it could kill or injure the animals that live there and need the glacier to hunt food and migrate. They need these glaciers to keep them alive.

Popular Attractions

        Captain James Cook entered Prince William Sound in 1778 and named it "sandwich sound" after his patron Earl of the Sound. It is a kid friendly activity. When you are on vacation in Alaska, Prince William Sound is a wonderful experience for the entire family. You explore magnificent glaciers as you go.

Food

In Alaska many people eat salmon. It is very popular because Alaska has lots of lakes and rivers and in those lakes and rivers are SALMON! It is easy for people to get salmon because most people have homes near the lake and can go fishing for it. Visitors love fishing as an activity when they go to Alaska. After they catch their salmon people fillet it, then cook it, and at last EAT it.

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2 years ago
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I have never been to Alaska but would love to visit the landmarks and attractions that you mentioned in your project. Great job!

2 years ago
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Great job the salmon looks so good I could eat it for breakfast.
-Emily

2 years ago
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Great job Leah! Your tackk was really good! :) :)

2 years ago
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great job Leah do you think you could go get me some of that grilled salmon it looks so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years ago
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this is amazing leah

2 years ago
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You did amazing Leah a lot of detail.

2 years ago
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Leah, thank you for researching Alaska and explaining its characteristics so well. You taught me a lot! What I love about the United States is the great variety in our States. Alaska is definitely one state that offers the best in adventure and exploration.
I'd love to go visit one day with you!