My name is Marina Cummiskey and I have lived on Kodiak all of my life. I am 12 years old and in 7th grade. I am mostly homeschooling and enjoy doing volunteer work at the Baranov Museum, the Animal Shelter, and our long-term Care Center. I am a competitive swimmer and I like babysitting and making iMovies in my spare time.
Gathering ingredients for a Thanksgiving feast may seem simple to folks living along Kodiak’s road system – simply go to the grocery store. But things are not quite as easy if you’re living in Karluk, a village on the west side of Kodiak with less than 50 people.
This film is about the Katmai eruption that occurred in Alaska in June of 1912. The eruption affected a lot of places, but especially Kodiak Island, which was blanketed with two and a half feet of ash.