Dick and Candy Behrends built this cabin at the Boy Scout camp at Eagle Beach in honor of their son, McKinnon Behrends, who died in 2008 at the age of 22. The Behrends have been very involved with the boy scouts over the years, and "Mac," as he was known, volunteered for two years at the snack shack, which became known as the Mac Shack. This cabin will serve as the snack shack/trading post, first aid station, and front porch hang out.
On a February day long ago, a family living in a sod hut near the Arctic Ocean saw blocks of sea ice bulldozing their way onto shore. Winds shoved more ice until the mass towered above them and started dripping water through a ventilation...
The public is invited to attend a free lecture by John Neary, Director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, on "Providing a better experience for bears and people at the Mendenhall."
The lecture will happen from 7-8 p.m.