Harbor Defenses of Sitka, Alaska

 

 

LOCATION : Shoals Point, Kruzof Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following 23 photos are from Mr. Ted Gutches.  Ted served at Shoals Point as a Corporal in the 266 Coast Artillery from the beginning of 1942 until sometime in 1943. 

 

 

 

 

Ted's commanding officer at Shoals Point - 1st Lt George H Thurston

 

Christmas tree - December 1942

 

 

 

 

 

Cpl. Ted Gutches on a hike on Kruzof Island

 

Ted with his 22 rifle on a hike on Kruzof Island

 

 

 

 

 

Left to Right -
Back Row - Pvt. Harold F. Clark,  Pfc. Jay Wilson, Pvt. Adam Voccia.
Front Row - Pvt Walton E. Smith, - Pvt E Berry.

 

Observation Post located about 2 miles down the coast from the Navy guns.

 

 

 

 

 

Pvt. Casmier J. Krawczak, on a lake next to their camp at Shoals Point

 

Pvt. Gerald S. Warren on guard duty in their camp at Shoals Point

 

 

 

 

 

A photo of the 1924 "Round the World Fliers" during their stop in Sitka.  Ted bought this in Sitka.

 

The bulletin board in the center of their camp

 

 

 

 

 

Looking toward Shoals Point from a hill top about two miles down the coast.  Perhaps near where the observation post was.

 

Some guns in a Quonset hut.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking North from Shoals Point

 

Driftwood logs on the beach

 

 

 

 

 

The Quonset hut camp under the trees

 

The Quonset hut camp under the trees

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Edgecumbe from Shoals Point

 

Sitka from Shoals Point

 

 

 

 

 

High tide

 

Surveying for the construction of the gun positions

 

 

 

 

 

Men outside a Quonset hut

 

Two men posing with the surveyor

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wooden water tank that Ted helped build.

 

 

 

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