USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Stations and Settlements

 

This page presents photographs of radio stations and settlements in Alaska visited by USS Buffalo during the 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition. Buffalo was at Dutch Harbor and Unalga from 14 May to 16 June, at St. Paul in the Priblof Islands from 17 to 24 June with a stop at St. George on the 24th, at Kodiak from 1 to 20 July, at Cordova from 30 July to 20 September, and at Sitka from 22 September to 21 October 1914.

This page features views related to USS Buffalo's participation in the 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition.

For other images concerning this ship, see:

  • USS Buffalo (1898-1927, later AD-8)
  • USS Buffalo -- Activities and Crew
  • USS Buffalo -- In Drydock
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 1: April-June 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 2: May-September 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 3: September-October 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition -- Crew
  • Nictheroy (Brazilian Auxiliary Cruiser, 1893-1898)

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    Radio station at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 1914


    The completed station, photographed by USS Buffalo. The small railroad track was used to move building materials and supplies from boats at the shoreline to the station.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF-165-B).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
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    Radio station at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 1914


    A rear view of the completed station, photographed by USS Buffalo.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF-165-B).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
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    Radio station at Kodiak, Alaska, 1914


    The station prior to completion, photographed by USS Buffalo.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF-086).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
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    Town of Kodiak, Alaska, 1914


    A view from offshore, photographed by USS Buffalo.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF-086).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
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    Town of Cordova, Alaska, 1914


    The wharf photographed from the anchorage by USS Buffalo.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF-086).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
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    Welcome sign for Cordova, Alaska, 1914


    A sign on the wharf photographed by USS Buffalo. A pen note in the margin of the photo states "Cordova's reason for existence." The boxes piled on the wharf are marked "Elaine Oil," promoted as a "safe" fuel for oil lamps and made in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF-086).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
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    Radio station at Sitka, Alaska, 1914


    The completed station, photographed by USS Buffalo with the third mast added in 1914.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF-165-B).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     
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    Radio station at Sitka, Alaska, 1914


    The coal sheds and dock at Sitka with the radio station behind them, photographed by USS Buffalo.

    Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF-165-B).

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

     


    For other images concerning this ship, see:

  • USS Buffalo (1898-1927, later AD-8)
  • USS Buffalo -- Activities and Crew
  • USS Buffalo -- In Drydock
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 1: April-June 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 2: May-September 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition (Part 3: September-October 1914)
  • USS Buffalo -- 1914 Alaskan Radio Expedition -- Crew
  • Nictheroy (Brazilian Auxiliary Cruiser, 1893-1898)

    Page made 21 April 2021