Baranof Island


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Baranof Island

an island off SE Alaska, in the western part of the Alexander Archipelago. Area: 4162 sq. km (1607 sq. miles)

Baranof Island

 

an island in the Alexander Archipelago (USA, state of Alaska). Area, 4,162 sq km. Baranof Island has mountains with maximum elevations of 1,432 m, covered with coniferous temperate rain forests. There is fishing (Sal-monidae) and timber logging. The largest settlement, port, and fishing center is Sitka (Novo-Arkhangel’sk), with a population of 3,237 (1960). The island was named in honor of A. A. Baranov.

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Historical.--There were no records of Kittlitz's Murrelet prior to 1994 south of southernmost suspected breeding habitats in northern Southeast Alaska at LeConte Bay and Baranof Island (for example: Gabrielson and Lincoln 1959; Day and others 1999).
The headquarters of the tribally-designated Baranof Island Housing Authority (BIHA) is a few blocks south of the main tribal offices.
And stunning it is, with snowy peaks rising above the city from the choppy waters around Baranof Island and Saint Michael's Cathedral in the middle of town.
Tucked at the edge of a mountain-ringed bay on the west coast of Baranof Island, Sitka is Southeast Alaska's oldest city, settled by Russian fur traders in 1799.
The markets take place at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall and the adjacent Baranof Island Housing Authority-owned parking lot (Between the waterfront and Katlian Street).
Situated on Baranof Island on the outer coast of Alaska's Inner Passage, and accessible only by air and sea, it draws many visitors from the Interior.
In boasting of the construction on Baranof Island, Sitka Mayor Marko Dapcevich says, "Sitka has a very diverse population and income base.

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