Elias National Park, Misty Fiords National Monument, and Admiralty Island
National Monument are all also located in the region.
The presence of Fergusson Island obsidian on Seleo Island may further constrain the arrival of this material to the Sepik coast to a five-hundred-year window between 1000-500BE Such an interpretation would be consistent with other evidence obtained both from obsidian sourcing and investigation of prehistoric ceramic transport suggesting longer distance transport of material culture after ~1000BE Obsidian assemblages in the Aitape area associated with Nyapin (~2000-1500BP) and Sumalo (~1400-1200BP) ware ceramics contain almost no obsidian from more distant sources on New Britain, consisting almost entirely of obsidian from the closer Admiralty Island
sources on Lou and Pam Islands (Golitko et al.
Just short weeks after our conversation on April 26, a wounded brown bear mauled Scott on Admiralty Island
near Little Pybus Bay.
It serves as a popular eco-tourist destination for people visiting the glacier strewn, fjord-like inlets and the wildlife that thrive nearby at places such as Admiralty Island
He points to Alaska's McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Admiralty Island
National Monument, where visitors are carefully managed and commercialism absent--but public support is solid.
My Alaskan nostalgia was rapidly succumbing to inflight queasiness as I stared dizzily downward over Admiralty Island
. Perilously low over Lake Florence, Ward Creek, and Peanut Lake - places I'd overflown often in this remarkable "bearadise" - I whirred past fog-gray Sitka spruce forests at treetop height.
Hecla Mining Company's Greens Creek mine is a lead-zinc-silver-gold mine on Admiralty Island
in Southeast Alaska; Teck Alaska's Red Dog mine in Northwest Alaska produces zinc and lead; and Usibelli near Healy is the state's only producing coal mine.
So I devised my own compact route, starting and ending in Juneau, that showed off Southeast's most spectacular wild experiences: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve for marine mammals and really big ice; Haines for river rafting with bald eagles; Admiralty Island
for Alaska coastal brown bears.
Terrestrial locomotion on Admiralty Island
is hard enough for 700-pound Alaskan brown bears, let alone adventurers carrying canoes on their heads.
Here on Tongass National Forest's Admiralty Island
, where Ursus arctos occurs more thickly than anywhere else on earth, I have been reduced to hands-and-knees mobility in undergrowth far too thick to walk through.
The following year, Allen Marine won a contract to ferry workers from Juneau to the Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island
After pumping and emergency repairs we left the harbor and proceeded to Manus Island in the Admiralty Island
chain, where we entered a floating dry dock.