Resurrection Bay

Seward is a small town on the southeast corner of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.  It sits at the top of Resurrection Bay, with Kenai Fjords National Park to its west and Chugach National Forest to its east.

  

  

Seagulls flying above Resurrection Bay

Seward was founded in 1903 when settlers arrived to begin construction on a northbound railroad from this ice-free port.  When the Alaska Railroad was completed, this city became one of the most important shipping terminals in the state.  It was also the start of the 1200-mile Iditarod National Historical Trail, which was like a highway for dogsleds, serving the Alaskan interior.

  

  

Seward harbor

Today Seward is still an important shipping port, but it’s even more popular as a launching point by sea and air for tourists.

  

  

Kenai Mountains

The beautiful Kenai Mountains rise high above Seward.  Just a short distance over these peaks rests the massive Harding Ice Field, the largest in North America.

  

  

Downtown Seward

Like much of Alaska, the buildings in Seward have their own character and interesting architecture.

  

  

A storm rolling up Resurrection Bay from the Pacific Ocean

A storm was blowing in from the Pacific Ocean.  It rained for 72 hours straight and was the last time we saw the sun for a week.

>> Next Stop: Kenai Fjords National Park >>

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