Weare Dike in Kusilvak (CA) Borough AK


Weare Dike, Kusilvak (CA) Borough, Alaska

Weare Dike is a cultural feature (dam) in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The primary coordinates for Weare Dike places it within the 99657 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: Weare Dike
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Cultural
Class: Dam
Description: on a slough N of Yukon River, 6 mi. E of Blade I. and 19 mi. SW of Russian Mission, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
History: Site of a dike shown on a 1916 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map; name derived from "the Portus B. Weare (that) was the first steamboat of the N.A.T. and T. Company, built in 1892 at Fort Get There, Alaska. She was named for Portus B. Weare, of Chicago, one of the organizers of the Company." (Curtin, 1938, p. 280). "During the winter of 1898-99 the Weare *** wintered about fifteen miles below Russian Mission, where she was stuck in the open river, near the bank. A breakwater was built in front of her at a cost of five thousand dollars, and she was saved from the ice jam in the spring. The nreakwater must have stood, for on U.S. (Geological) Survey Mpas made *** in 1916 the place is marked, and named 'Weare Dyke'" (p. 283).
Borough: Kusilvak (CA) Borough
Latitude: 61.6205558777
Longitude: -161.771942139

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