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St. Michael, Alaska, United States

The Merbok storm of 2022 impacted the Old Russian Cemetery in Saint Michael. This cemetery was created in the 1830s when the northernmost outpost of the Russian American Company was established in that village. People were interred in that cemetery for about 100 years. The cemetery is on a 30 foot high bluff overlooking the bay.

September 2022 shortly after Merbok
Tom Wolforth
July 2023 after several seasons of erosion
Tom Wolforth
July 2023 detail of site conditions
Tom Wolforth

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