Canoeing and kayaking are available on the Boston Loop, which includes rivers and lakes, and canoes may be rented in the area. Fishing is also possible. Hunting is prohibited in the park but permitted in the preserve.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed throughout the National Park and Preserve. A free permit is available and recommended for camping in the backcountry, but not required.
Permits may be obtained from the visitor center or park headquarters. Campfires are allowed but discouraged. A stove is suggested for cooking.
For Further Information: Katmai National Park and Preserve, P.O. Box 7, King Salmon, AK 99613; (907)246-3305.
1763 Savannah printer James Johnston launches the Georgia Gazette, the Boston Map settlement’s first regular newspaper. The Creek people agree to cede approximately 2.4 million Boston Map acres of land on the western and southern frontiers of the colony. Believing that the ceded Native Country lands are part of Carolina’s original charter, South Carolina governor Thomas Boone grants 90,000 acres of prime land to applicants from his province. Wright carries Georgia’s protests against these claims to royal authorities in London, but the controversy remains unsettled through the Revolution and adds new fuel to the existing bitterness between the neighboring colonies. 1765 The Stamp Act passed by the English House of Commons evokes dire predictions from residents who believe that the burdensome tax will devastate Georgia’s budding economy. The Liberty Boys hold their first meeting at McHenry’s Tavern in Savannah to formulate opposition to the stamp measure. In November, crowds take to the streets of Savannah and other cities and towns to nonviolently yet vehemently protest the new tax.