Admiralty Island


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Admiralty Island

A mountainous, heavily forested island of southeast Alaska in the Alexander Archipelago southwest of Juneau.
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Noun1.Admiralty Island - an Alaskan island in the Alexander Archipelago near Juneau
Alexander Archipelago - a group of islands off southeastern Alaska
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But D'Entrecasteaux, ignoring this communication-- rather uncertain, besides--directed his course towards the Admiralty Islands, mentioned in a report of Captain Hunter's as being the place where La Perouse was wrecked.
At 1,000 pounds, and, standing up, as much as 9 feet tall, the Alaska brown bear is an unforgettable sight--and Admiralty Island has the densest brown bear population in North America.
* create a mechanism for Sealaska to exchange its subsurface estate at Cube Cove, located within the Admiralty Island National Monument, to the Forest Service in exchange for other lands;
My wife, Donna, took an honest 10-footer on Admiralty Island in 2013.
That analysis identified only Admiralty Island obsidians (Summerhayes 2003).
Angoon is the only permanent settlement on Admiralty Island. Originally home to the Kootznoowoo Tlinget tribe, the rural village can only be accessed by boat or plane.
Over the course of his wandering life the author would kayak around and fish for salmon on Admiralty Island a place which boasts one brown bear for every two square miles.
IN EARLY APRIL of 2004 I contacted Alaska brown bear guide Scott Newman to confirm a bear hunt that we'd set for Admiralty Island in mid-September.
We followed wooded trails through fields ablaze with wild flowers to climb up beside the Mendenhall glacier and flew by float plane to Admiralty Island where we watched families of grizzly bears playing in the surf and fishing for salmon.
The vessel makes two 37-mile round trips a day between Auke Bay near Juneau, Alaska, and Admiralty Island, where miners work at Kenicott Copper's Greens Creek mine.