A view of the steeples of St Michael's Cathedral in Sitka, AK., on a sunny autumn morning.
St. Michael's Cathedral is a cathedral of the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Alaska, in Sitka, Alaska. The earliest Orthodox cathedral in the New World, it was built in the nineteenth century, when Alaska was under the control of Russia. After 1872, the cathedral came under the control of the Diocese of Alaska. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1962, notable as an important legacy of Russian influence in North America and Southeast Alaska in particular.