The Shrine of St Thérèse church near Juneau, Alaska.

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Shrine of St Thérèse


Get ready for some spiritual enlightenment. The Shrine of St Thérèse is a natural stone chapel on a beautifully wooded island connected to the shore by a stone causeway. The Catholic church was commissioned by a Jesuit priest in the late 1930s, and the first Mass was held in 1941. It's a wonderfully tranquil spot.

As well as being the site of numerous weddings, the island lies along the Breadline, a well-known salmon-fishing area in Juneau. It is perhaps the best place to shore fish for salmon.

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