About 1833 the
Russians established a stockaded post, which, "according to (Lt. L. A.) Zagoskin,
Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), was named after Captain Michael Dmitrievich
Tebenkov, afterwards governor of the Russian-American colony." Later the name
was changed to "Michaelovski." or "Redoubt Saint Michael." and included the
village of Techek. An American military post, called "Fort Saint Michael," were
established in 1897, following the Klondike gold strike and the subsequent
increased Yukon River traffic, most of which originated at Saint Michael.
Located on E coast of St. Michael I. in Norton Sound, 43 mi. SW of Unalakleet.