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"In 1792, Russian explorer Alexander Baranof arrived by boat in what is now known as Resurrection Bay. In 1992 Seward celebrated its 200th anniversary. Baranof remembered the sheltered waters of the bay when he chose a place to build the Phoenix, perhaps the first ship built on the west coast of North America from 1793-1794."
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"Acquired by the United States in 1867, the territory was dubbed “Seward’s Folly” after U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, who arranged to purchase the land from Russia. Critics of the purchase believed that the land had nothing to offer, but the discovery of gold in the 1890s created a stampede of prospectors and settlers."
"Outsiders first discovered Alaska in 1741 when Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering sighted it on a voyage from Siberia."
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