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Three Books on Brevig Mission

This week our “Three Books on …” series takes us to Brevig Mission. Here is a description of Brevig Mission’s location and climate from the Alaska Communities Database:

Brevig Mission is located at the mouth of Shelman Creek on Port Clarence, 5 miles northwest of Teller and 65 miles northwest of Nome. The community lies at approximately 65.334720° North Latitude and -166.489170° West Longitude. (Sec. 09, T002S, R038W, Kateel River Meridian.) Brevig Mission is located in the Cape Nome Recording District. The area encompasses 2.6 sq. miles of land and 0.1 sq. miles of water. Brevig Mission has a maritime climate with continental influences when the Bering Sea freezes. Summer temperatures average 44 to 57 °F. Winter temperatures average -9 to 8 °F. Annual precipitation averages 11.5 inches, and annual snowfall averages 50 inches. Port Clarence is generally ice-free between early June and mid-November.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books with Brevig Mission as a subject, among others:

Alaska, and United States. 1996. Brevig Mission Airport improvements: project no. 65475 : environmental assessment. Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, Northern Region.

Conger, Annie Olanna, and James S. Magdanz. 1990. The harvest of fish and wildlife in three Alaska communities: Brevig Mission, Golovin, and Shishmaref. Juneau, Alaska: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence.

Foy, Hugh. 1969. History of Brevig Mission. Brevig Mission? Alaska: s.n.].

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Buckland.

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