Kodiak No. 9

Kodiak Lodge No. 9, originally of the Grand Lodge of Washington, first received dispensation to work on January 10, 1952, and was chartered as Kodiak Lodge No. 295 on June 17, 1952.

On February 7, 1981, the M.W. Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of Alaska opened its Constitutional Communication in Ample Form at 10:30 am. Resolutions were adopted and Kodiak Lodge was re-chartered by Grand Lodge of Alaska, the charter for the lodge having been assigned a number according to the ages of the lodges, as Kodiak Lodge No. 9.

Contact Information
Email: kodiaklodgenumber9@gmail.com
(907) 486-3642

PO Box 472
Kodiak, AK 99615

Location & Meetings:

Kodiak No. 9 meets on the First Wednesday of each quarter at 7pm.

We look forward to seeing you!

Kodiak, Alaska

The City of Kodiak sits on Kodiak Island, which at 3,670 square miles and more than 100 miles long. Kodiak is Alaska’s largest island and the second-largest island in the United States. Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak’s verdant landscape and abundant outdoor opportunities make it a popular choice for nature enthusiasts.

Native Alutiiq people have inhabited the Kodiak area for more than 7,000 years. In the mid 1700’s, the island was discovered by a Russian explorer, ushering in the island’s Russian period. Kodiak was the first capital of Russian-controlled Alaska, and was an important location in the lucrative fur trade. A former storehouse of fur pelts owned by the Russian American Company in downtown Kodiak now houses the Baranov Museum, which is a great place to learn more about the area’s history. The building, constructed in 1808, is the oldest standing building in the state of Alaska.

More than 100 miles of paved and gravel roads head from the city into the wilderness that surrounds Kodiak. Some of the roads are rough jeep tracks, manageable only by four-wheel drive vehicles, but many can be driven to isolated stretches of beach, great fishing spots, outstanding coastal scenery, and secluded campgrounds.

The island’s best-known park is the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. The 2,812-square-mile refuge encompasses two-thirds of Kodiak Island and includes a diverse habitat that ranges from rugged mountains and alpine meadows to wetlands, spruce forest, and grassland. The refuge has outstanding fishing, but the most popular activity is bear viewing. The refuge is home to 3,500 bears with males that normally weigh in at more than 800 pounds but have been known to exceed 1,500 pounds and stand more than 10 feet tall. The refuge has no roads, so bear viewing is done as a day tour with an air charter operator or as an excursion from one of many remote wilderness lodges on the island.

Kodiak is a renowned fishing destination that offers access to all five species of salmon along with halibut, rockfish, cod, and trout.

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park is a popular spot for learning more about the island’s World War II history. The fort was built during the war, and along with a campground features the Kodiak Military History Museum, located inside the Ready Ammo bunker. The historic ruins of the World War II coastal defense installation couples with the steep surf-pounded cliffs, deep spruce forests, wildflower-laden meadows, and a lake containing trout.

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