Author Archives: Helen Hegener

About Helen Hegener

Author and publisher, Northern Light Media and Alaskan History Magazine.

The Alaska Diaries of Dr. James Taylor White

In the last half of the nineteenth century the ships of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Revenue-Cutter Service patrolled the waters of the Bering Sea, the coast of Alaska, and the Yukon River. For several of those voyages a bright and engaging young physician, Dr. James Taylor White, served aboard and recorded his adventurous work in personal correspondence and journals. Now a new book, “I Wish You Could Come Too,” The Alaska Diaries of Dr. James Taylor White, by Gary Stein, Ph.D. provides a first-hand look at life aboard a revenue cutter during Alaska’s early years. Continue reading

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Two New Anthologies

True Stories and Historic Photographs of the North Available now are the first two volumes of what will be an ongoing series of engaging stories of the people who wrote the history of the Great Land, and the great events … Continue reading

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July-August, 2021 issue

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Ordering Books & Magazines

Northern Light Media now has a Shopify storefront for books and Alaskan History Magazine, and all of the prices include first class postage. See below for more screenshots, or click the link to visit the online store. Continue reading

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May-June 2021 Alaskan History

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March-April Alaskan History

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Jan-Feb Alaskan History

Inside this issue:   • CR&NWRR Steamboats on the Copper River – Between 1907 and 1911 the Copper River and Northwestern Railway operated a fleet of steamboats on the Copper and Chitina Rivers in support of railroad construction and mining operations at … Continue reading

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2019 AHM Anthology

The first four issues of Alaskan History Magazine are now available as an anthology featuring the stories and photographs which ran in the magazine from the inaugural issue in May-June through the Nov-Dec issue. The full texts of every article … Continue reading

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Nov-Dec Alaskan History

The Nov-Dec issue of Alaskan History Magazine is now available! Articles in this issue cover a wide range of topics: Mottram Delany Ball • History of Fort Yukon • Episcopal Church in Iditarod • The Silent City • Nellie Cashman • 1922 Mushing Guide • The First American Musher in Alaska, by Thom “Swanny” Swan Continue reading

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Sept-Oct Alaskan History

In this issue: • Wells Fargo & Co. in Alaska: Freighting in the Far North • McGreely’s Express: 1898 Private Post Between Dyea and Skaguay • Roadhouses of Alaska: A Good Meal and a Warm Place to Sleep • Ray … Continue reading

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