Our dynamic home
In 2011, Cathy Pohl and I [RC] received a drive with 22,000 scanned air photos taken by the Navy in 1948. For the first time, cartographers and researchers in Southeast Alaska could efficiently access this extraordinary collection, studying natural and anthropogenic change in photos spanning 60 years.
To celebrate, I created this 35-minute narrated slideshow comparing the 30-or-so Southeast communities, then and now.
We describe the broader context of Southeast Alaska according to biogeographic provinces. On map below, the 3 provinces of CBJ are numbers 5, 6 and 14.
3 Glacier Bay World’s most dramatic Little Ice Age.
4 Chilkat Our richest rivers. Home of Haines and Skagway.
5 Lynn Canal Steepest mountains and deepest waters of the Inside Passage.
6 Taku Corridor to interior.
11 East Chichagof Hoonah’s province
12 West Baranof Sitka’s province
14 Admiralty Angoon’s province