Whitshed or Whiteshed

In 1912 the U.S. Navy built a pair of 200-foot radio communication towers at a place named in various documents as Point Whitshed or...

A truce between eagles and swans

The days are becoming shorter, and waterfowl are banding up for their migration to warmer climes. Out on the Copper River Delta, a sure sign...

Despite lighthouse, Cordova’s Rose Lodge in peril

Nestled on the southern banks of Odiak Slough a mile out Whitshed Road is the iconic Cordova Rose Lodge. The large two-story structure sits...

History of slough names on the Copper River Delta

The names of sloughs and other key features of the Copper River Delta fall into four broad categories:  names which contain Eyak, Chugach, and...

Volunteers improve ski area trails

Every year the chair lift at the Mt. Eyak ski area goes through a variety of safety protocols, including a load test.   Basically, this means...

Just where is Pea Doll?

Ask any gill netter and they can tell you exactly where “pea doll” is. Ask a newcomer, and they may perhaps, justifiably, scratch their...

Baja Taco closes with considerable fanfare

Baja Taco, one of Cordova’s favorite eateries, closed for the year on Thursday, Sept. 28. It opened on April Fool’s Day, and for the...

A dog named Copper

Early in the days of our duck cabin at Pete Dahl, we had a dog we named Copper. The runt of a litter of...

A copious amount of rain

Rain.Let’s face it.If you have lived in Cordova for very long you are either part duck or you have come to accept it.Even though...

How not to make a duck pond

Duck hunters are known to go to great lengths to bag their wary prey. Probably the most infamous episode on the Copper River Delta of...
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