Rock Doves all in a row

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Rock Doves all in a row

Rock Doves all in a row.

In the background: Gastineau Channel – Juneau Harbor,
the South Franklin Street waterfront, and Mt. Roberts.

The powerlines with the visible insulators haven’t been used by the power company since July 10, 1983 after the 1982 West Juneau Substation was converted to 69KV. This section of line is on 60 ft. to 70 ft. (above ground) tall cedar poles and was constructed in May 1981 because of the reconstruction and widening of Douglas Highway that year which pushed the powerline out of the State right-of-way. This resulted in dramatically taller poles than the old western red cedar poles used for the 23KV copper transmission line to Douglas that was originally built in 1910 to carry power from the Sheep Creek hydroelectric powerhouse, and in 1914 to also carry power from the Nugget Creek hydroelectric powerhouse by the Mendenhall Glacier, to the Treadwell Mines. The current line has been available as a last resort backup for the distribution line on the upper side of Douglas Highway since May 1986 but so far has not been used.

Picture by David Kent, 12:09 p.m. AST, January 30, 2013, © 2013

Sapphire Princess

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Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess in the Juneau Harbor

Princess Cruises' Sapphire Princess in the Juneau Harbor.

AJ (Mine) Steam Power Plant Building on the left and Mt. Roberts in the background.

Picture by David Kent, 9:09 p.m. ADT, July 29, 2008, © 2011

Evergreen Bowl – Cope Park

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Evergreen Bowl – Cope Park

Evergreen Bowl - Cope Park.

The old – circa 1908? (now demolished) 8th Street Reservoir is at the bottom left; 7th Street and Chicken Ridge are on the middle left; the Andrew P. Hope Building and part of West Willoughby Avenue are at the far upper left; part of the Casey-Shattuck addition (“The Flats”) is at the upper right; Gold Creek and Mt. Juneau are on the right.

Evergreen Bowl was originally a patented mining claim, the Boston No. 2, U.S. Mineral Survey 926 located January 1, 1897 and patented January 18, 1917.

The Juneau Chamber reported in January 1936 that it would be easy to tunnel from Seward St. to Evergreen Bowl for quick access for school children.

July 18, 1941: The swimming pool in Evergreen Bowl is dedicated.

February 5, 1960: City buys Evergreen Bowl from A.J. Industries, the successor to the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co., for $20,000.

The park within Evergreen Bowl is named after local firefighter Bill Cope who died in March 1972. Mr. Cope had put tremendous effort into organizing sports activities through the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department.

Picture by David Kent, Morning, July 4, 1987, © 2009

Gastineau Peak on Mt. Roberts, a Steam Power Plant, and a Dock

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Gastineau Peak on Mt. Roberts, a Steam Power Plant, and a Dock

Gastineau Peak on Mt. Roberts, a Steam Power Plant, and a Dock.

Just left of center is Gastineau Peak (3,666 ft.). The Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Co. (AJ) Auxiliary Steam Power Plant built in A.D. 1916 is at the lower left. Along the shore of Gastineau Channel at the Juneau harbor is the South Franklin (cruise ship) Dock built at the site of the AJ Wharf. The low building along the shore, also with a red roof, is the Miners Cove retail building also built on the site of the AJ Wharf.

Picture by David Kent, 7:02 p.m. ADT, May 23, 2008, © 2009