Reclaimed

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of 61°North Magazine. Kodiak Island is hard on buildings. Wood rots. Metal rusts. Rain finds the leaks. Freight is expensive. People here reuse for economy and practicality, like the shipping containers repurposed...
A ‘Cozy North Room on Unimak Island’

A ‘Cozy North Room on Unimak Island’

Unimak Island is hungry and sharp and feral, home to more gray wolves and brown bears and caribou than humans; sheltered by volcanic peaks and rocky shorelines. In False Pass, the only town left on the island, the beach is dotted with weathered fishing boats and...
Spring comes to Unalakleet

Spring comes to Unalakleet

Spring in Unalakleet means hunting and gathering. For 16-year-old Fisher Dill, it’s a familiar, welcome time of year. “It’s a totally different feeling than anything else,” he said. “It’s fun, I think, that you’re supplying your food for the next year. Not only do we...
Exploring Alaska’s Arctic: An adventurer’s guide

Exploring Alaska’s Arctic: An adventurer’s guide

To flip through a digital version of the 2016 Visitors’ Guide to Alaska, please click here. The flight from Anchorage is short—no more than an hour and a half—but when you step off the plane in Kotzebue, it’s like you’re stepping into another world. Welcome to...