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a town in southeastern Alaska that was the capital of Russian America and served as the capital of Alaska from 1867 until 1906

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Will Swagel writes in Sitka, Alaska, where he has lived for more than 30 years.
Mr Harris, who lives in Sitka, Alaska, said yesterday: "I never thought I was going to die, but I was worried about Mac.
Ryan, of Sitka, Alaska, said: "I never thought I was going to die but I was worried about Mac."
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CFO of three related firms in Sitka, Alaska: Hames Corp, Triple C Ventures Inc and Clearwater Bay Corp.
The recent conversion at the $41 million ALPS FCU in Sitka, Alaska, was the first done through Corelation's partnership with Wescom Resources Group, the company said.
After significant renovations, the ship will sail between Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, beginning summer 2012.
While maneuvering through ice south of Kluane National Park during high winds, the cruise line received a "mild indentation in the hull" 15 feet below the waterline, according to the US Coast Guard.  The Coast Guard met the Seattle-based ship when it arrived at port in Sitka, Alaska and launched an investigation that is ongoing.  No one was injured and no pollution occurred as a result of the incident.
Answers to the trivia questions on page 42: 1) Boomer is the only Canadian to have shot down a Japanese aircraft (a naval version of the Zero) over Sitka, Alaska in 1942.
It clipped power lines as it headed up the coast to Sitka, Alaska.
Trying to fool a wily immigration officer (Denis O'Hare) who is on their case, the pair head to Andrew's home in Sitka, Alaska, and the ice queen begins to thaw.
It was 15 minutes before sunset when the Baron pilot was airborne off Gustavus and on the radio to Anchorage Center for an IFR clearance to Sitka, Alaska, 69 miles south of the Sisters Island VOR.
Andrew agrees to the charade with conditions attached, and soon they head off to his hometown of Sitka, Alaska, for a family get-together with his parents (Mary Steenburgen, Craig T Nelson), grandmother (Betty White) and old flame (Malin Akerman).
As part of the ruse, she accompanies him home to Sitka, Alaska, for a family get-together with his parents (Steenburgen, Nelson), grandmother (White) and old flame (Akerman).
In 1799, Alexander Baranov, manager of the Russian American Company, had his workers construct a fort and settlement near present day Sitka, Alaska. In 1802, the Tlingit Indians destroyed the fort and killed many of the workers.
The authors are, respectively, Research Manager, Ketchikan Wood Technology Center, Fairbanks, Alaska (jwbannister@; Director, Ketchikan Wood Technology Center, Ward Cove, Alaska (; and Assistant Professor, UAF-Sitka Forest Products Program, Sitka, Alaska (