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Cruises visiting King Island & all King Island cruises for  2019

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King Island is an island in the Bering Sea, west of Alaska. It is about 2.2 km by 2.6 km, with rocky shores rising steeply on all sides to 326 m. The Alaskan mainland is 55 km to the NE. The island was named by James Cook, the first European to sight the island in 1778, for Lt. James King, a member of his party. In the mid 19th C the village was occupied during the winter by 200 or so Eskimos, who were known for their hunting and skill at ivory carving. Their walrus-skin dwellings were lashed to the face of the steep cliffs.

King Island was historically occupied by Eskimos who called themselves Aseuluk or Ukivok. They lived in the village Ukivokmiut, with a peak population of around 200 in 1940. By 1970, all King Island people had moved to mainland Alaska year-round, most living in Nome, 140 km to the ESE. Some return annually to hunt walrus and seal. However, they still keep their King Island identity and culture. Their abandoned dwellings are still clinging precariously to the rocky cliffs. Atop the jagged profile of the island, on a rather flat surface, are smooth rising rock formations that appear rather like a stone henge. For much of the time the heights are clouded in mist.

King Island is part of the Bering Sea unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is a United States National Wildlife Refuge comprising 2,400 islands, headlands, rocks, islets, spires and reefs in Alaska. It is well known for its abundance of seabirds. This northern part of the Bering Sea is shallow (around 50 m). Historically the waters in this part of the Bering Sea are frozen over in April, this year (2018) there was no ice, due to three factors: above-normal air temperatures during autumn and early winter, warm water in the Bering Sea, and one of the stormiest winters in the past 70 years.

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