Welcome to the site!

It is a work in progress and it will evolve as we learn more about the platform.  We are pretty new to using this platform, but we are excited about the features and possibilities.

This page for now will be a place to share general comments on the site and keep users up to date on status of the site.  Feel free to make general comments here, in addition to picture specific comments on the picture posts.

Browser Compatibility:

As we have been working through some of the features and capabilities of the site we have identified that this site works best with the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Google Chrome Browsers

Firefox, Safari and a few versions of Internet Explorer don’t handle some of the formatting used on older posts correctly.  The issue you may see on those posts are that the right side of the picture or the text may be cut off.

We are still working to fix the issues on those posts.  There are over 3800 posts on this site so it may take a while.  At the same time we will be working to clean-up broken links.

  53 Responses to “GENERAL COMMENTS”

  1. There was an entry covering this topic on April 26th, 2013 – if you do a search on O’hara it will come up as the first photo – the bottle works is in the background. There is some discussion about it in the comments below the photo description. Here is on comment from my Dad:

    Hal Marchbanks , a long time manager of Naknek Trading, built the bottling works building in the late 1940’s. After installing the necessary equipment, he started bottling various flavors of carbonated drinks on a trial basis. I remember trying some of his product, which seemed to be good, but don’t remmber if he ever went into full production for sales.

  2. Hello :

    Awhile back 2005 or so I read something about there being a small bottling plant in naknek , if there was does anyone know the name ?

  3. Who do I contact to request permission to use a photo in an official FAA public report? Specifically the photo of King Salmon Air Traffic Control Tower?

  4. It is good to see that this site is active. It has helped to develop and maintain the record of the area and the people who have called it home. My thanks to the Littau and Mundorf families.
    A. N. Gottschalk

  5. Who should we contact if we have pictures?

    • At this point we aren’t putting new content up. We may start including new content in the future, you can email new pictures to me at my gmail account – my username is: sockeye71

      Please include a title, caption, photographer and camera type. Posts need to be consistent with the site theme:
      Relevant to the Bristol Bay area
      Not politically affiliated
      Does not profile a specific person unless for historical context

  6. We are in need of pictures!

  7. I have some old pictures in this series of the reindeer loading in Naknek when my father was working for Star Airways. Unfortunately I’m in the process of moving and will dig them out later.
    See my post under “Reindeer or Caribou”. Also more info here:

  8. Earlier posts on this site give some of the history of reindeer herding in Naknek area:

    December 7, 2005 – Naknek reindeer

    March 9, 2006 – herder Matt Anderson

    March 10, 2006 – herder Per Thurri

  9. I keep hoping somebody will start making some comments or questions about the reindeer series. I find them fascinating. What an operation it must have been to move them (and to my calculations it happened about seventy some years ago!!!

  10. Oh, cool! I just discovered that if I click on a date on the calendar, the picture for that day pops up! Am I the only one who didn’t know about that?

    • LOL. Gwen, thank you for commenting! I HOPE you aren’t the only one, but we haven’t really heard. Another feature of that is you can click on years, too. They go back to Jan. 1, 2001, I believe, but we started two years before that.

  11. I can’t thank you all enough for this site! Melvin has been such an incredible contact. I just sent him pics of the reindeer transportation for a movie in 1938. As I go through my grandfather’s news clippings, I am looking for ones pertaining to Naknek and surrounding areas. Will email them over to Melvin so you can all share. Thank you again. It is so nice when people love to share information about history. I love it! Take care and keep up the good work
    Joy Guyer
    (granddaughter of Kenny Neese)

    • Thank you so very much, Joy! We really appreciate the things that the Monsens and many others have shared over the years. We enjoy this website, the wonderful photos people share (and the great information!) It’s been a labor of love over the years.

  12. Thank you for this site, I am the grandson of Kenny Neese and his namesake. I know my sister Joy has been in touch with those responsible for this site and hopefully she can provide even more information about this incredible age of aviation.


    • Thank you so much! It means a lot to hear from you. We would love to share more information about the era. Have you been to any of the villages in Bristol Bay? (It is a very special area.) We are so grateful to the people who have so generously shared their photos and comments with us over the years. Thanks again.

  13. Aren’t they great? I’m enjoying posting them on here, too!

  14. I love the old photos.Thanks for sharing

  15. I/m having a little trouble getting use to new format. As with most things, as I age, I find I am a little slow. Love your site, however.

    • Hi Betty! If you have trouble just let me know what I can do. George and I both know there are lots of things to do yet. The “search” is still my favorite thing. I go on at least one new search daily. The only problem is I find things we still need to repair, but at the same time, we certainly have a lot of talented people who shared beautiful and interesting photos with us over the years!

  16. How does one go about submitting photos for potential use on your site? Also, do you post videos?

    • Hi You! Pictures can be sent to
      Suggested captions are really (!) appreciated. We try not to have too many recognizable faces on and we are a little cautious with putting children on, too. It depends. Also the name of the photographer or source and the camera is nice, too, if it’s contemporary. I haven’t quite figured out how to put some of these things on yet, but I’ll play catch-up when I do.

  17. I’ve been a fan for a long time. This new format is great! Keep up the great work!

  18. This is wonderful, I like the change! A new year and a new change. Very positive.

  19. Love the new site. The size of the archive pictures are so nice. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you so much. We are really enjoying everone’s reactions to the changes. George has done some really neat things!

  20. Great changes!! I have been checking out your site daily for so long, I don’t know what I would do without it! Great job, keep it up!!

  21. Wow, this is a great new rework to a much appreciated standard morning internet fare for me! Thank-you Jeanine and George

    • Thanks so much, Bill. We’re still dealing with a lot of glitches but it’s well worth it. So nice to see the comments here, too. I am enjoying looking at the pictures as much as anybody, I think. It was hard to navigate before. Happy 2013 to you and Terry!!!

  22. Wow! What a great change! Congratulations!

  23. Great new site! I love looking at all your pictures and I never miss a day! Happy New Year!!

  24. Great new site! It will be fun to read and share comments with others.
    Happy New Year to all.

    • Rick, you contributed a lot to this already and hope to use more of your pictures in the future. I am still learning how to use all the features, too. The “search” is one you will enjoy!

  25. I need to let everyone know that nephew, George Mundorf, did the lion’s share of the setup for this. The glitches are mostly mine.

  26. Love the new format, great job Mr/Mrs L! Have had as my homepage since you started posting photos, helps to quell any homesickness. :)

  27. I love this site even more now with the new format. Great work!

    • Thank you so much. We’re still working hard on it. We are just grateful to all the people who have contributed to it over the years, too.

  28. I have a new Foss Maritime calendar that has the first on Wedensday ;Did you have anything to do with that printing. Anyhow We wish you and Tony a Great New Year, whether you celebrate it on Monday or Tuesday. Mel

    • Mel, that sounds like something I may have had a hand in! We wish you all a great 2013, too. When is the annual Running of the Monsens this year?
      I did (just) advance New Years Day to a Tuesday, though. :-)

  29. Regarding features – I think the search is the best feature. My favorite search term is “sailboat”.

    • George, you have created a LOT better site with this.
      I tried “sailboat” too and came up with some favorites that I had forgotten were there. I’ve always loved the Monsens’ Sailboats, Kvichak River, 1949, especially.

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