Historical Sites

Recent Articles

Point Arena Light, Mendocino Coast

Point Arena is a narrow headland about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long with a historical lighthouse that marks a significant change in the orientation of the Mendocino Coast, about 34 miles (55 km) south of Fort Bragg and 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of the community of Point Arena, California.

Tin City, Cape Mountain

Tin City is a historical mining community on Cape Prince of Wales, located at the mouth of Cape Creek and adjacent to Cape Mountain on the Seward Peninsula, about 103 miles (166 km) northwest of Nome and 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Wales, Alaska.

Neva, Kruzof Island

In 1813, the Russian exploration ship Neva wrecked near Kruzof Island, about 93 miles (150 km) southwest of Juneau and 10 miles (16 km) west of Sitka, Alaska.

More Articles

Garcia River, Manchester Beach

Garcia River, Manchester Beach

Garcia River starts at an elevation of 856 feet (261 m) and flows generally northwest for 44 miles (71 km), draining a watershed of 92,160 acres (37,296 ha), and enters the Pacific Ocean north of Point Arena Lighthouse at Manchester State Park, about 34 miles (55 km) south of Fort Bragg and 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of the community of Point Arena, California.

Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Guemes Channel

Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Guemes Channel

Anacortes ferry terminal is located at Ship Harbor, an embayment on the northwestern shore of Fidalgo Island and the southern shore of Guemes Channel, about 85 miles (137 km) north of Seattle and 3.7 miles (6 km) west of the community of Anacortes, Washington.

Osland, Smith Island

Osland, Smith Island

Osland was once an active fishing and boatbuilding community on the east coast of Smith Island at the mouth of the Skeena River, about 68 miles (109 km) southwest of Terrace and 14 miles (23 km) south-southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Ayakulik River, Kodiak Island

Ayakulik River, Kodiak Island

Ayakulik River starts at an unnamed lake about 2.5 miles (4 km) east of Grant Lagoon on the southwest coast of Kodiak Island and it flows generally south for 30 miles (48 km) to the southern flank of Mount Myrtle on the Shelikof Strait coast where the historical village of Ayakulik was located, about 89 miles (143 km) southwest of Kodiak and 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Akhiok, Alaska.

Walton Lighthouse, Santa Cruz Harbor

Walton Lighthouse, Santa Cruz Harbor

Walton Lighthouse is situated on the west jetty at the entrance to the Santa Cruz harbor adjacent to Seabright State Beach, about 25 miles (40 km) north-northwest of Monterey and in the city of Santa Cruz, California.

Sumdum Mine, Sanford Cove

Sumdum Mine, Sanford Cove

Sumdum is a historical mine and community located at the head of Sanford Cove, an embayment on the southern shore of Endicott Arm, about 64 miles (103 km) north-northwest of Petersburg and 55 miles (89 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

Leque Island, South Pass Stillaguamish River

Leque Island, South Pass Stillaguamish River

Leque Island is located at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River on South Pass channel that separates Camano Island from the mainland, about 43 miles (69 km) north of Seattle and 0.6 miles (1 km) southwest of Stanwood, Washington.

Sadie River, Kachemak Bay

Sadie River, Kachemak Bay

Sadie River starts on the western flank of the Kenai Mountains at an elevation of about 3,200 feet (975 m) and flows generally west-northwest for 6 miles (10 km) through Kachemak Bay State Park to the head of Sadie Cove, about 14.5 miles (23 km) south-southeast of Homer and 13 miles (20 km) east-northeast of Seldovia, Alaska.

Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River

Carlisle Cannery, Skeena River

Carlisle is a historical remote salmon cannery on the east bank at the mouth of the Skeena River, about 66 miles (106 km) southwest of Terrace and 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Sitka Lighthouse, Galankin Islands

Sitka Lighthouse, Galankin Islands

Sitka Lighthouse is privately owned and located at the northwestern end of Galankin Island in Sitka Sound between the Beardslee Islands to the west and Ball Islets to the east, about 43 miles (69 km) southwest of Angoon and 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Sitka, Alaska.

About the background graphic

This ‘warming stripe’ graphic is a visual representation of the change in global temperature from 1850 (top) to 2019 (bottom). Each stripe represents the average global temperature for one year. The average temperature from 1971-2000 is set as the boundary between blue and red. The colour scale goes from -0.7°C to +0.7°C. The data are from the UK Met Office HadCRUT4.6 dataset. 

Click here for more information about the #warmingstripes.

error: Content is protected !!