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Sitka Harbor, Alaska, United States

Formerly known as New Archangel, Sitka is located on Baranof Island along the Alaska Panhandle and once was the capital of Russian America. In 1804, the Battle of Sitka was the last major conflict between Europeans and native Alaskans.

Sitka National Historical Park has collections of rare artifacts, the preserved remains of a Tlingit fort and a Russian Bishop's House. The Kilauea Lighthouse is a century-old lighthouse that stands at the edge of Kīlauea Point, 55 metres above the ocean. It was recently restored.

Established in 1985, the goal of the Kilauea Wildlife refuge is to preserve and enhance seabird nesting colonies. Many species of birds co-exist in the area, including laysan albatrosses, red-footed boobies, red-tailed and white-tailed tropicbirds, great frigatebirds, and migratory shorebirds such as the kōlea. A small population of endangered nēnē were reintroduced on the refuge in the 1990s.

Visitors can also observe marine mammals and reptiles there...

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