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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.