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2023 Iditarod Overview

2023 Iditarod Overview The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is one of Alaska’s most popular winter events. Commonly referred to as The Iditarod or The Last Great Race, the long-distance sled dog race takes place on March 3rd every year, starting from Anchorage and ending at Nome. Each team has a dog sled driver, commonly…
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How Alaska Weather Affects Shipping

How Alaska Weather Affects Shipping Alaska’s weather can affect when a shipment arrives and how much shipping costs. While Alaska is perceived to be cold year-round, it has all four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Each season’s weather patterns affect shipping differently and present different obstacles to shipping freight. In addition, different regions of…
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Alaska’s Fishing Industry

Alaska’s Fishing Industry History of Alaskan Fishing Commercial fishing has been a crucial part of Alaska’s history since the 1880s. The abundance of salmon made Alaska the perfect place for commercial fishing. Commercial fishing was practiced at Kasilof, Kanai, Homer, Chisik Island, and around Tyonek. When food resources were scarce during World War II, the…
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What Supplies are Needed in Remote Parts of Alaska?

What Supplies are Needed in Remote Parts of Alaska? Alaska is a very unique, beautiful state. Since so many areas in Alaska are remote, it can be hard for them to have access to much-needed supplies. From the fishing industry to the entertainment industry and everything in between, there is a lot of dependence on…
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