Got back from a few hours at the library, having located just where Sitka is and its borders. (but not even Frommers Guides had Verbover Island)
Borrowed the Yiddish book I've looked at the least (not counting "Yiddish with Dick and Jane"), and got a dozen notes and OC character concepts.
Nu, I should be getting back to work. Nu, there isn't anything on tv right now. ;)