Bering Expedition Landing Site

Also known as: AHRS SITE NO. XMI 005
S of Katalla on Kayak Island, Katalla, Alaska

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Description 

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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 2, 1978

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 20, 1977
Reference number
77001542
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Site
Current function
Unoccupied land
Period of significance
1700-1749
Significant year
1741