About Alaska

Alaska 

 

Most of Alaska is surrounded by water. To the north and northwest, respectively, are the Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi Sea, both of which merge into the Arctic Ocean. To the southeast is the Gulf of Alaska, which blends into the Pacific Ocean. The Bering Sea is to the southwest.

Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of all the oceans. It lies almost entirely above the Arctic Circle and is extremely cold and covered in ice most of the time. It is divided into two basins, the Eurasian Basin, and the North American Basin, by the Lomonosov Ridge. The outlets for this ocean are the Bering Strait, between Alaska and Russia; the Davis Strait, between Greenland and Canada; and the Denmark Strait and the Norwegian Sea, between Greenland and Europe. This ocean is home to fish, seals, walruses and whales due to its low temperature. The center of this ocean is covered by an average 10-foot-thick polar icepack that extends outward during the winter months, doubling in size and extending to encircling landmasses. Open seas surround the icepack during the summer months but it never completely disappears.

Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest of all oceans. It covers about 28 percent of the global surface and is 15 times the size of the United States. During the winter, sea ice forms and many ships are also subjected to icing from October to May. The Pacific Ocean is home to marine life forms such as sea lions, sea otters, seals, turtles and whales. Economically, the Pacific Ocean offers accessible, relatively low-cost sea transportation, extensive fishing grounds, offshore oil and gas fields, minerals, and sand and gravel for the construction industry and more than 60 percent of the world's fish come from the Pacific Ocean.

Gulf of Alaska

The Alaska Current and the Alaska Coastal Current take over the Gulf of Alaska. These currents function as pathways for organisms and the resources upon which they depend. A few inlets, such as Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound, protect organisms from the strong currents. This gulf contains many large glaciers and icebergs that are carried to sea by the strong currents.

Bering Sea

The Bering Sea is one of the largest marine ecosystems in the world. It is between Siberia and Alaska. To the north, it is connected to the Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait; the Pacific Ocean lies to Bering Sea's south, past the Aleutian Islands and the Alaska Peninsula from which the islands trail. The Bering Sea is home to many large birds and marine animals, such as fur seals and whales. The sea's temperature increased over the past 50 years, reducing certain fish and marine animal populations. This worries people in the fishing industries, as this sea has been one of its major sources of fish.

Beaufort Sea

The Beaufort Sea is north of Alaska within the Arctic Ocean. It was named after the British rear admiral Sir Francis Beaufort. The sea covers about 184,000 square miles and the average depth is 3,239 feet, but it plunges as far as 15,360 feet down. The sea is frozen solid in the central and northern area with the coastal icepack opening in August and September. Whales and sea birds are two of the most common animals found near Alaska in the Beaufort Sea. In 1986, many petroleum reserves were found in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, which is within the this sea.

Chukchi Sea

The Chukchi Sea is also within the Arctic Ocean, northwest of Alaska. This sea contains a shallow floor that provides nutrients and habitat for animals such as walruses, ice seals, whales, sea birds and polar bears. This sea is home to a tenth of the world's population of polar bears. The changing climate, causing temperature to rise, is affecting the population of polar bears, because the melting ice is making it more difficult for them to hunt for food. As the sea ice continues to melt, many oil and gas companies are interested in drilling in that specific area.

 
 
 
$204,000
SE Alaska Water front Cabin on 7.32 acres in Union Bay, SE Alaska

Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough County, Alaska


Union Bay waterfront cabin. Located Northeast of Ketchikan and Southeast of Vixen Inlet, this cabin offers unique views, few neighbors, and an abundance of wildlife and fish. All in the immediate area there is five species of salmon, halibut, cod, deer, mink and bear. Humpback whales are a normal occurrence and they go hand in hand with the killer whales, porpoises, sea lions and other abundant marine life in the area. Enticing and unrestricted views of Etolin and Prince of Wales Islands. Sitting on 7.82 acres with 330’ of beach there is room to build multiple beach front cabins and/or a lodge. It is bordered by the Tongass National Forest. There is plenty of cedar, spruce and hemlock trees to saw your own lumber for any project you may desire. There are two lots (7A @ 8.36 acres and 7b @ 9.43 acres) adjacent to this property that are also for sale.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

7.32 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
828 SQ FT
 
$40,000

PENDING

1.5 Acre Bull Island Lot in George Inlet. Remote Living at its best.

Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough County, Alaska


1.5 Acre Lot in George Inlet on Bull Island. Located in the back of Bull Island Cove its protected year round from the Easterly and South Easterly winds. A flat beach and gentle terrain. There are two temporary structures on site. One could be used as a small bunkhouse and the other as a living space for cooking and shelter so you can stay dry and toasty after a day building your cabin. There is a wood stove with appx a cord of dry, split fire wood on site. An out-haul is in place for your skiff or small boat and a 5' mooring Buoy placed at a depth of 100 feet for anything larger. A great head start for someone who dreams of having a cabin.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

1.50 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$52,500
Remote living at its FINEST. 3 / 4 acre lot on Meyers Island in Meyers Chuck.

Meyers Chuck, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area County, Alaska


Beautiful 3/4 acre lot on Meyers Island in the Community of Meyers Chuck. Salmon, shrimp, halibut and crab are all available out your front door. Surrounded by pristine hunting area. In a protected cove with great dock or float potential. Myer's Chuck has a large community Dock and a great group of Summer residents. This is a sportsman's dream.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

0.75 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$337,000

SOLD

Beautiful, well maintained off grid home on Bull Island in George Inlet Alaska

Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway County, Alaska


2400 sq ft off grid home in Upper George Inlet. Exceptional views to the west and a beautiful view of the Aurora Borealis to the North. An open concept on the main level, the living and dining room span the entire width of the home with views galore. The kitchen features hand made cabinets and room to make a Thanksgiving dinner for your whole clan. The kitchen even has its own view to the North. Master bedroom, bath and kitchen are to the back of the home. A wrap around deck allows access to enter and exit from the South, East and North sides, all with full exterior sized doors. The second story is approximately 1200 sq ft, completely open and presently sleeps 14 people comfortably. Think warehouse! It would take little effort to covert this space into 3-4 bedrooms and a bathroom. There is an established garden area that comprises about 3500 square feet off the rear deck. The deck has over 600 sq ft and will fulfill all your entertainment and leisure needs. A permitted dock features an 8' wide pier and ramp making it easy to use a 4-wheeler to haul items from the dock to the home. The main float is 20' x 20' and there is an additional 8' x 20' float with a shed for tools, extra fuel, and fishing gear. Plenty of depth for a large boat to tie up. All personal items will remain with property so you don't have to purchase anything from chainsaws and propane tanks to silverware and bed linen's. Lot 10 to the North is also available making the total land available at 4.82 acres.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

2.37 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT
 
$34,000

SOLD

2.435 Acre Lot on Bull Island in George Inlet

Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway County, Alaska


2.43 acres of ocean front Alaska Mental Health Trust land in Upper George Inlet on Bull Island. Mature spruce and hemlock trees cover the lot in its entirety. In fact, one mature spruce tree and a band saw mill would frame up a good cabin. Beautiful views to the West. Front row view of the Aurora Borealis to the North and protected from the prevailing Southeast winds that includes good anchorage. This lot is a perfect spot to build a cabin. There is even a small island 100 yards North that your children can make believe is a deserted Pirate Island. The cabin to the South (Lot 9) is also for sale.

Scott Nall , Gateway City Realty, Inc.

2.44 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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