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Three Saints Bay Site

Old Harbor, Alaska
County of Kodiak Island.
National Register Number: 72001541
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
Founded in August 1784 by Grigorii Shelikhov, Three Saints Bay settlement was the first Russian colony in America and served as a base for the exploration and eventual settlement of other stations. In 1792, the colony moved to Kodiak, and this settlement was destroyed. Three Saints Bay is also the site of prehistoric Eskimo occupation.


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