Kodiak Local Customs

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    Rezaonof Drive in January
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    Russian Orthadox Church
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  • 1. Beach Fever

    When we went to White Sand Beach my son decided to build his version of Angkor Wat which we visited in Cambodia 2002. It was near the time we were going to leave so the fine details couldn't be worked...

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  • 2. Crab Festival

    While not as wet as Crab Festival 2002 (See accompianing tip) 2003 suffered the wrath of wind on a few days. I suppose it was entirely appropriate as this years theme was "Gale Force Fun". Ha. Rides...

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  • 3. Fishing

    Halibut is a staple of Kodiak's fishing industry. Professional fishermen will bait as many as 2,000 hooks on their industrial line with individual shrimp, a painstaking process that often leads to a...

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  • 5. Beware of icy and snowy roads in the the winter

    The local road crews do a wonderful job to clean the streets of snow and ice as fast as they can but there are always slick spots especially near intersections...

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  • 6. Thank You Berry Much!

    Salmonberry is a prevalent plant throughout the island and town. It is not uncommon for Kodiak residents to have a bush or two growing on or near their own...

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  • 7. Shoes at the Door, Please

    It is an Alaskan custom but especially practiced in Kodiak to leave one's footwear at the stoop or foyer when entering a private house. The same does not apply...

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  • 8. Eastern Orthodoxy Under Western Skies

    Though Russian dominance of Kodiak ended in the 19th century, evidence of the Russian Orthodox Church is prevalent throughout town and the other settlements on...

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  • 9. Laid to Rest

    Cemeteries in Kodiak are limited in number and scope. Most people who pass on here generally are shipped to the mainland for interment in Anchorage or...

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  • 10. People working on their lawns

    On sunny days you will see people working in their flower gardens or mowing the lawn. Not one of my favorite activities but I don't want the neighbors to be...

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  • 11. John Wayne

    If you take a drive out to Whitesands Beach (which if you spend any time in Kodiak: YOU WILL) enjoy the trip on out and don't forget to look for the John Wayne...

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  • 12. 4th of July floats

    Many organizations will have floats in the parade. Most of them are just renovated trucks and trailers. They throw candy out to the children as the pass by!...

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  • 13. 4th of July Parade

    If you are here for the 4th of July Parade come downtown about 1PM and you will be able to join the Kodiak in celebrating the USA's Independence Day. It is...

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  • 14. Check out the local artists...

    Check out the local artists such as Jerry Laktonen. He makes beautiful Native Masks and Paddles based on the local Alutiiq designs. Some of his work can be seen...

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  • 15. Bring neutral colored sweaters...

    Bring neutral colored sweaters and clothing. Rust reds and khaki with forest greens are always popular. It will be cool at night even on the warmest days...

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  • 16. Seward's Folly

    Alaska was purchased from Russia, commonly called Seward's Folly. The Orthodox church is very strong here. The indigenous people are Aluutiq. The fastest...

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  • 17. The top crosses on the Kodiak...

    The top crosses on the Kodiak Seminary Chapel. They symbolise the Russian Orthadox religion. There are many similar churches throughout Alaska.

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  • 18. Check out the Alutiiq Museum

    You can see displays about Kodiaks Alutiiq history. It is quite interesting! They also sponsor excavations of the local area showing how early Kodiak people...

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  • 19. The Alutiiq Museum houses some...

    The Alutiiq Museum houses some very cool artifacts found on Kodiak Island. The displays are changed every couple of months so that it doesn't get boring!

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  • 20. Kodiak Russian Orthodox...

    Kodiak Russian Orthodox Church. Many people of the Russian Heritage worship here. It is open to anyone though. There are several services during the week. The...

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  • 21. Bumper Guards

    I just like this picture. It is a good use of old tires to protect you when you park your car. I guess the faculty and staff need these, as there are none in...

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