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Bering Expedition Landing Site

Kayak Island, Alaska
County of Valdez-Cordova.
National Register Number: 77001542
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Landscape - unoccupied land. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AK-At Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
Here naturalist Georg W. Steller, surgeon aboard Vitus Bering's ST. PETER, made the first attempts at contact between Europeans and Alaskan natives. His investigations are among the first contributions to the West's knowledge of the natural and human history of the region.

There are no known threats to the landmark at this time.

There are no known changes at this time.

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