Way Back in Kodiak

Saints, sinners, fishermen, fox farmers, bars, banyas, eruptions and earthquakes- Kodiak’s history is full of eccentric characters and fascinating events. Way Back in Kodiak brings Kodiak’s history to the air. First-hand accounts, interviews with scholars and elders, and intriguing analysis illuminate unexplored aspects of Kodiak’s history. Way Back in Kodiak is a monthly radio show, written and produced by historian Anjuli Grantham, Curator of Collections and Exhibits at the Baranov Museum.

Way Back in Kodiak – Fort Kodiak

Fort Kodiak In 1867, the US purchased Alaska from Russia.. The next year, the US Army shipped a company of soldiers to Kodiak to establish Fort Kodiak.. It was a short-lived post; the soldiers left in 1870.. However, this was a moment of dramatic transition in Kodiak.. In this episode, learn what happened in Kodiak when the Stars and Stripes ... Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – New Sewers and Ancient Craft

A group of Kodiak women traveled to a museum in Finland to study Alutiiq garments in the collection there. Back in town, they spent months creating a caribou parka, recreating the techniques they learned from the historic garment. In this interview, learn about the skills, materials, and camaraderie that developed as new skin sewers resurrected ancient Alutiiq skills. Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – Thelma C

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:08 — 26.7MB)The Thelma C is one of the last remaining earthquake boats, built following the destruction of the Kodiak fishing fleet due to the 1964 earthquake and tsunami. Listen to learn about the history of the vessel and the Kodiak Maritime Museum’s work to restore and turn the boat into an ... Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – Thelma C

The Thelma C is one of the last remaining earthquake boats, built following the destruction of the Kodiak fishing fleet due to the 1964 earthquake and tsunami. Listen to learn about the history of the vessel and the Kodiak Maritime Museum’s work to restore and turn the boat into an exhibit on Kodiak’s waterfront. Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – From Cronstad to Kodiak

The first round-the-world voyage of the Russians brought Captain Lisianskii and Count Rezanov to Kodiak in 1804 and 1805. On board one of the vessels was an iron bust of Tsar Alexander I, the only object that still remains in Kodiak from this historic journey. But was it the Neva or the Nadezhda that carried this object? This episode departs ... Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – Prospecting for Halibut

In 1911 and 1912, W.J. Erskine set out to answer and important, and potentially lucrative, question: Did Kodiak have enough halibut to support a fishery? One volcanic eruption, one dead engineer, and over 100,000 lbs. of halibut later, Erskine had an answer. But how was the halibut to reach San Francisco consumers? And could they be enticed to eat frozen ... Read More »

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