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    Ruins of Fort Tidwell
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    Electrical Switches
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Long Island Things to Do

  • Castle Bluff

    This is called Castle Bluff. It overlooks the Castle Rocks. There are some bunkers that are "hidden". If you enlarge the photos you can spot them. You don't want to be a sleep walker if you set you tent up near on the bluff...that first step off the edge would be a doozy!!

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  • 6 Inch Guns......

    This is a shot of one of the two 6-inch M1903A2 guns on Deer Point. They had a maximun range of 27,100 yards!! The were supplied with 1300 type AP projectiles and 700 type HE 90 pound projectiles!! It sure must've been loud when they were firing them. I don't think they were ever fired at an enemy target though.Sorry for the quality of the...

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  • SCR-296A Antenna Tower

    This is the metal tower that housed the SCR-296A (700 MHz) radar that was used during World War II. The Radar equipment is long gone except for the antenna. The tower is very shaky when you get on the top as told to me by people that have climbed up it. I didn't try climbing up it as I would have to be half-monkey to do it anymore!! haha I'm sure...

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  • Castle Bluff

    There are some beautiful views out over Castle Bluff. And I guess there is a Stellar Sea Lion Rookery here also but there weren't any to be seen on my visit. You can guess why it's called Castle Bluff as the rocks give the appearance of a castle.

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  • Spruce Island in the background

    Here you can see our intended destination of the day Spruce Island (in the very back of the photo). It is hard to see just how rough the seas are in the photo...but believe me when you are out there in a 17 foot skiff you can feel the power of the sea!!

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  • Inside the huts......

    When the military pulled out it seems like they just took the essentials out of the buildings as the electrical wiring , light sockets hot water heaters and other stuff that was nailed down is still seen inside.

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Long Island Transportation

  • The Chariot

    This is my friends Chariot. It is quite a seaworthy skiff. But even saying that...there are limits to what he will go into at this time of year....Winter can be a killer if you fall into the water.

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  • Skiff or fishing boat....

    To get to Long Island you would have to either make a friend in Kodiak or charter one of the local boats. I'm not sure of the cost of a charter. It is about a 30 minute ride from the boat harbor in the city of Kodiak. If you are going to ride in an open skiff be sure to dressed for the conditions..Waterproof Everything!! haha Jacket, Boots you will...

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  • Small stand of trees on the bluff

    Here you can see our shadows along the line and the stand of trees that seem so lonely as there aren't any other trees on the bluff except this hearty group. They take a major beating from the winter storms!Near these trees there were 4 or 5 Bald Eagles that were soaring and enjoying the high winds! I couldn't manage to get a photo of them but they...

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  • More Castle Rocks.....

    Castle rocks are a beautiful setting! I'd love to bring my tent out to Long Island sometime and camp on the Bluff overlooking them. For sure I'd be up early to catch the sunrise!!

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  • Another weird photo....

    This is another photo that I took at a different bunker and I had a strange "light" show up on the photo too. There wasn't any other light source inside so I'm still trying to figure out what it was........I'm gonna bring Shaggy and Scooby Doo if I return!!

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Long Island Warnings and Dangers

  • Be careful inside.......

    If you find bunkers with gates over them then could hold some hidden dangers....That is why there are wooden gates in front of some of them...So beware!! Not that the wooden gate is going to hold anyone out...

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  • Demolition.........

    There are hand painted numbers on many of the buildings in the area. They are coded so they can be demolished by the Army Corp of Engineers ( I think ). I hope they leave some of the buildings as they are certainly part of American History.

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  • Remnants of the US Military

    One thing for sure is that I don't think you will want to do is drink any water that you find on the island...The US military is famous for leaving behind barrels of chemicals that eventualy break and leak into the ground...I've been told that the island is going eventually going to be "Cleaned Up" as part of the Super Fund that was established a...

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Long Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Vera Bay

    I would love to return to explore Vera Bay a little bit more. I love the rock formations that have broken away from the island and have fallen off into the sea. Maybe a summer visit would be nice too. Then I could swim in the cool (cold) waters of the North Pacific.

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  • We watched a deer climb this......

    It was one of the most amazing climbs that I've ever seen a Sitka Black-tailed deer do. If you enlarge the photo you can see just how steep this cliff is. We watched a deer climb this right in front of our eyes! It's so awesome to watch wildlife in their own habitat. As he got near the top he realized he was being watched and he ran off into the...

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  • I don't know what this was used...

    I don't know what this half-cyndrical wooden floored thing would have been used for...we couldn't see to the end of it and it wasn't very high...I couldn't stand upright in it. It was covered in earth and sort of built into a hillside. Maybe a secret tunnel entrance??

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Long Island Favorites

  • Spruce Forests

    Here is a shot of the end of the day with the sun going down through the trees. The Island is all forested with Spruce trees except a couple of the bluffs that don't have any trees at all. If you enlarge the photo you can see Mother Natures lush carpet of green moss. There are plenty of old "roads" and deer trails to find your way around. It would...

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  • Major erosion

    Here you can see that there has been some major erosion....The land on the left and the land on the right were connected by road at one time!! Now you can only see the two roads on each side and no road in the middle!! This is what 60 years of exposure to the Gulf of Alaska and wind can do!!

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  • Vera Bay

    Here you can see the beautiful view out over Vera Bay. It is a very rugged area so you can see you don't want to be in a small skiff or a boat without having some knowledge of the local rocks...every year boats sink in these areas.

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