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Saint Michael

 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.




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