St. Michael Redoubt Site

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St. Michael Redoubt Site
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Drawing of the redoubt, c. 1843, by I. G. Voznesenskii
Location Address restricted[2]
Nearest city St. Michael, Alaska
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1833 (1833)
NRHP reference # 77000222[1]
AHRS # SMI-014
Added to NRHP November 10, 1977

St. Michael Redoubt was a fortified trading and supply post established by the Russian-American Company in 1833, at the location of what is now the city of St. Michael, Alaska. It is located on the southern shore of Norton Sound at a convenient location near the mouth of the Yukon River. The fort, established by order of Ferdinand Wrangel, was used in following decades as a logistics point for exploration of southwestern Alaska and the Alaskan interior via the Yukon and other rivers.[3]

The archaeological remains of the redoubt are located in the city of St. Michael. They were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of this location. In some cases, this is to protect archeological sites from vandalism, while in cases it restricted is at the request of the owner. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .
  3. ^ Inglis, Robin (ed) (2008). Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810864061. Retrieved 2015-03-18.