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Harriman Expedition Retraced



Table of Contents

About This Site

Harriman Links


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Acknowledgments & Credits

Project Sponsors


The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced would not have been possible without the critical partnership of the Alumnae Association of Smith College, which contributed financial, technical and logistical support.

Zegrahm Expeditions translated Harriman's 1899 itinerary into the contemporary expedition route, and provided the necessary maritime expertise for this thirty-day voyage.

The project team is deeply indebted to Phoebe A. Wood, formerly Vice President for Finance, Planning and Control of ARCO Alaska, Inc., who provided logistical and financial support, as well as a base of operations in Anchorage, Alaska. We remain grateful to Philips Alaska, Inc., which has assumed ARCO's Alaskan interests.

The Alaska Geographic Alliance, with the support of the Alaska Science & Technology Foundation, helped develop the project's educational mission and focus.

The Harriman Retraced web site was created by our colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service, Special Projects Office.

The Clipper Cruise Lines have provided logistical support and a satellite connection for onboard programs. Their vessel, the M/V Clipper Odyssey, will transport the Saanya Kwan objects during the repatriation program at Cape Fox.

Many agencies and organizations have provided expertise and assistance to Harriman Retraced, including the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, Cape Fox Corporation, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of Natural History, and Arctic Studies Center.

Project Sponsors


Alaska Science & Technology Foundation
Alces Foundation
The Paul Allen Foundation for the Arts
Alumnae Association of Smith College
Andreas Foundation
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
William West Grant Trust
Gladys & Roland Harriman Foundation
Harriman Foundation Group
The Murdock Charitable Trust
Mary A. H. Rumsey Foundation
Smith College
Town Creek Foundation
University of Alaska Foundation
Natalie P. and Charles D. Webster Trust
The Alaska Geographic Society


The Aleut Corporation
Alyeska Pipeline Corporation
ARCO Foundation
Goldbelt Corporation, Inc.
Holland America Line Westours, Inc.
Koniag Incorporated
NANA Development Corporation
National Bank of Alaska
Northrim Bank
Rockefeller & Co., Inc.
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
VECO Corporation


Terry Andreas
Susan Faith
Katherine Fanning
Lile R. Gibbons
Dorothy J. Nemetz
David Rockefeller, Jr.
Mary P. Thomas and Lowell Thomas, Jr.
Clem & Diana Tillion
Phoebe A. Wood


Executive Editor

Tom Litwin, Director
Clark Science Center, Smith College

Managing Editor

Diane Garey, Florentine Films/Hott Productions

Web Design

Thomas F. La Pointe, Chief
National Communications Branch
Special Projects, National Ocean Service, NOAA

Web/Technology Team

Robert Aguirre, Interactive Mapping/Multi-media Assistance
Special Projects, National Ocean Service, NOAA

Eric Brewer, Computing and Technical Manager
Clark Science Center, Smith College

Tony Caldanaro, Technical Services Specialist. Post-trip web site manager.
Clark Science Center, Smith College

Susan Holliday Buda, Web Site Development
Special Projects, National Ocean Service, NOAA

Lawrence Charters, Technology and Web Site Development
Special Projects, National Ocean Service, NOAA

Alison Hammer, Web Site Development
Special Projects, National Ocean Service, NOAA

Mike Shelby, Technology Assistance
Special Projects, National Ocean Service, NOAA

John Paul Tolson, Multi-media Assistance
Special Projects, National Ocean Service, NOAA

Julia O'Malley, Writing Assistance
Young Explorer, Smith College

Public Broadcasting System Coordination

Natasha Rodriguez, Editor
History, Science & Explorations, PBS Interactive

Jennifer Sale, Editor
History, Science & Explorations, PBS Interactive
Deborah Dunstan, Editor
History, Science & Explorations, PBS Interactive

Curriculum Advisors

Marjorie Menzi, Coordinator
Alaska Geographic Alliance
Alaska Department of Education & Institute of the North

Donna Matthews
Curriculum Development Specialist
Anchorage, Alaska

Editorial Advisor

Lawrence R. Hott, Florentine Film/Hott Productions




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