National Geographic : 1940 Oct
Photograph courtesy Pan American Airways, Inc. Clipper Ships, Familiar to the Tropics, Now Link Seattle With Alaska's Capital Pan American's new air line provides seven-hour service between Puget Sound and Juneau, compared withthree days bysteamer uptheInside Passage. Photograph by Louis R. Huber Kodiak, Old Russian Settlement on Kodiak Island, Guards the Western End ofthe Gulf ofAlaska In this landlocked harbor the U. S . Navy is building one of its principal Alaskan bases. Back in the wilds ofKodiak Island roams thehuge brown Kodiak bear, largest carnivorous animal on earth.