"Village of Old Harbor" Old Harbor by kaloz

Old Harbor Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 9 photos

20 minutes by Air

Old Harbor is a village of just over 200 people. I was very surprised that it is quite spread out, having three sections; OldTown, UpTown, & Hollywood. It is a dramatic setting in the sheltered waters of Sitkalidak Strait.

Three Saints

Just south of Old Harbor is Three Saints Bay, site of the first Russian settlement. Many of the Aluutiq people were killed. But now the Orthodox Church is the center of the community.

Cama'i -- Welcome

The people of Old Harbor are friendly and like to tell stories. So relax listen and enjoy.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly and Beautiful with good Fishing and Hunting
  • Cons:Accesable only by small aircraft, or fishing boat
  • In a nutshell:Absolutely Gorgeous
  • Last visit to Old Harbor: May 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 12, 2002
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  • blaird's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2005 at 10:53 AM

    quite interesting, what a different way of life than mine.

  • Pablos_new's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2004 at 6:20 AM

    Great!!! I want to test that banya!

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2003 at 12:30 PM

    So this is what all the fuss is about! You probably should have taken that post. . .

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 1:45 AM

    what a beautiful remote spot....a sauna right in the wilderniss, love it!! thanx for taking us there Nick

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2003 at 4:14 PM

    I love this little place and the names for the different parts of the town:-) A sweat lodge?... beautiful harbour.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2003 at 8:02 PM

    I had planned a fly-in at St. Petersburg but got canned due to weather. Looks like a great experience. The photo of the post office is priceless!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2003 at 6:43 PM

    Great Pictures Nick! I love your Sweat Lodge picture! This is certainly and "Off the Beaten Path" Place!

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2003 at 11:21 PM

    Beautiful Othodox churches !

  • Ken_Weaver's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2003 at 9:52 PM

    Love the picture of the Russian Church.

  • CliffClaven's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2002 at 12:54 AM

    Old Cliffie would relish the challenge - but it's a long walk from Luxembourg!

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