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Spruce Island, Alaska

Island near Kodiak in Alaska, traditionally inhabited by Aleuts. It was the site of St. Herman's monastic cell, New Valaam. Much later, Fr. Gerasim Schmaltz, a ROCOR hermit, lived at the same site, and there have been other attempts to create a monastic community. The main population centre of the island is Ouzinkie.


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