Vancouver author Ian MacDonald tells the story of Iditarod miner Al Winchell who made a promise to his wife Ilene, that if anything happened to her, then she would be buried next to her mother in California. However, Ilene booked passage on the last voyage of the Princess Sophia. Related Link: More on the Wreck of the Princess Sophia
- The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back for a second year as 43 teams of sailors, rowers and paddlers prepared to set off from Port Townsend, Washington at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
- Hydrokinetic technology developed in Alaska’s rigorous conditions will help researchers design systems that can be used worldwide.
- Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
- As stock markets suffer, Alaskans consider UK referendum vote impacts.