Bering Expedition Landing Site

beach with sloping mountain in background

NPS Photo

Quick Facts

Location:
Kayak Island, Alaska
Significance:
Here naturalist Georg W. Steller made the first attempts at contact between Europeans and Alaskan Natives.
Designation:
National Historic Landmark designated on June 2, 1978
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
No

Here naturalist Georg W. Steller, surgeon aboard Vitus Bering's ST. PETER, made the first attempts at contact between Europeans and Alaskan natives. His investigations are among the first contributions to the West's knowledge of the natural and human history of the region.

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