Sunday, July 21, 2024

Tag: Cordova Chronicles

A New Year’s resolution: Civility 

Long ago, a young George Washington penned an obscure set of guidelines titled “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation.”  How I...

A Christmas Tradition

Christmas is much about traditions, and as families gather to celebrate, these memorable practices are part of what makes the holidays so special.  Often, something...

Whitshed or Whiteshed

In 1912 the U.S. Navy built a pair of 200-foot radio communication towers at a place named in various documents as Point Whitshed or...

A truce between eagles and swans

The days are becoming shorter, and waterfowl are banding up for their migration to warmer climes.  Out on the Copper River Delta, a sure sign...

Despite lighthouse, Cordova’s Rose Lodge in peril

Nestled on the southern banks of Odiak Slough a mile out Whitshed Road is the iconic Cordova Rose Lodge. The large two-story structure sits...

History of slough names on the Copper River Delta

The names of sloughs and other key features of the Copper River Delta fall into four broad categories:  names which contain Eyak, Chugach, and...

Volunteers improve ski area trails

Every year the chair lift at the Mt. Eyak ski area goes through a variety of safety protocols, including a load test.    Basically, this means...

How not to make a duck pond

Duck hunters are known to go to great lengths to bag their wary prey.  Probably the most infamous episode on the Copper River Delta of...

No water, no problem

I’ll never forget our first trip to our cabin site at Pete Dahl.  Mainly because we didn’t get there.   Back in 1958, Alaganik Slough was accessed...

Time and tide

Duck season is upon us, and river running skills will be put to the test as hunters navigate the many braided sloughs of the...