|Looking south in Crescent Harbor|
|Two colorful vessels in Crescent Harbor|
|St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral|
2011 was also our year to revisit the Totem Park, a 113-acre National Historic Park at the southeast end of town. It holds an amazing collection of Haida and Tlingit totem poles, displayed in a natural setting. You just happen upon them while hiking the park's loop trail. Most of the totems are replicas of 100-year old originals, though several old poles are on display inside the park's visitor center. The old poles are well-preserved in a museum-like setting, but we chose to visit the standing totems scattered throughout the woods. Weathering shows in fading paint and softening of the carved figures, and the poles seem to belong in amongst the towering Sitka spruce and hemlocks.
|The shrimp/prawn at the bottom of this pole seems unusual.|