June 6, 2013 | Vol. 111, No. 23

Yesterday's News

June 7, 1913 – The Seattle Times says that a chain of ten hotels is intended to be built at the most interesting points throughout Alaska and the Yukon Territory, and at the cost of $30,000 for each. One of them will be built each year. The first is now finished and is located at Atlin Lake. Each hotel will be located on a tract of 120 acres of land and will be supplied with steam heat and all other modern conveniences.

Mr. Dickeson, manager of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad in speaking of the project, said “The people of the United States spent last year $300,000,000 in trips to Europe. I am satisfied from my own observation that European scenery is not to be compared with that of Alaska.”

June 8, 1983 – Floats from a Cessna 180 plane believed to have crashed about 10 years ago were found by Bill Phillips and Morrie Mattson of Petersburg at the head of Port Lucy on the southern end of Baranof Island May 25.

The two Petersburg fishermen on the Fair Light were pulling up their anchor when the floats came up with the anchor. They contacted the Coast Guard who in turn contacted the diving unit.

A dive was made on Saturday but the floats could not be located. Lewis said the floats were found the morning of June 3 after flying Mattson out to help them in the search. A search of the bay followed, but no other parts of a plane were found.

June 10, 1993 – Debbie Williams, Elementary School computer lab technician, showed Apple computer hardware—used by students in grades K through 5--to members of the School Board and other visitors during the board's regular meeting on Tuesday. Among other things, the lab contains 12 Macintosh II terminals, and three more will be added next year, according to Don Holmes, teacher and computer purchase coordinator. Principal Mel Sockton said some kids come in with their parents, and the children teach grownups about computers.

June 5, 2003 – Kayakers took to the pool during the Thursday session of the Parks and Recreation department and Tongass Kayak Adventures class. For a fee, participants practiced getting into and out of kayaks from the water. The course, open to the public, also included a classroom session and one in open water.

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