The Journey of Amos Burg

Amos Burg was an exceptional American explorer who met great personal and physical challenges while living a life that was a treasured gift to others. This program captures the essence of the remarkable man and highlights his many accomplishments as a sailor, river runner, writer, photographer and filmmaker while offering Burg’s enlightening views on human…

A Constitution for Alaska

This historical presentation uses archival film, photos and the firsthand accounts of the delegates to illustrate the stories of the men and women who wrote the Alaska constitution.

Alaska’s Marine Highway: Connections

The Alaska ferry system boasts a fleet like no other and connections like no other. It is a true marine highway, designated an “All-American Road” by the Federal Highway Administration. For 50 years, these ferries have linked villages and towns of coastal Alaska to the road system and to each other. Alaska’s ferries hold stories…

Alaska’s Marine Highway: Life on Board

The eleven ships of the Alaska Marine Highway travel routes totaling more than 35 hundred miles from Washington north along the coast of Alaska. They visit over thirty Alaska ports. It is the largest system of its kind in the world. For the people who travel and work on this unique highway, Life on Board…

Alaska’s Marine Highway: The Golden Voyage

Fifty years after her launch, the ferry vessel Malaspina retraces its maiden voyage in celebration of the Alaska Marine Highway’s golden anniversary. After retiring from a 35 year career on the Marine Highway, purser Lavena Sargent is eager to get back to sea and reconnect with coworkers, fellow retirees and with people in the communities…

Alaska’s Marine Highway

Transportation in Alaska has always been unique. With vast expanses of land and rugged geography, getting around the country has also been difficult. Water, mountains, tundra, forests and ice make getting from place to place a challenge. Since people first settled in Alaska, water travel has been a necessity and part of life. For fifty…

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