King Island Journal. The 1951-52 Journal of Juan and Rie Munoz, Teachers on a Berring Sea Island. 9 October, 1951 King Island For the first time it really began to hit home just how far removed we were. As we got closer to King Island and the village began to come into view, it seemed as if we were being taken back through the years to some ancient civilization. It looked for the world like the picture the history books describe of the dwellings of prehistoric man.