The capital of Alaska is Juneau and the state is in the northwest of the North American continent. It is the largest U.S. state by area and one of the wealthiest. It is a very racially rich state.
Its name is derived from the Aleut word that means ‘the mainland’ or ‘the great land’. This area of the U.S. was purchased from Russia in the late 1860s. Alaska has a lot of area under National Parks, forests and reserves. It also has numerous islands and a shoreline of over 54,720 km.There is a lot of scope for sailing ad yachting as there is already a developed system of water transport and a lot of tourist sea travel.