entrance to the Seward small boat harbor area
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Seward, Alaska

Last month, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Seward, Alaska. Let me tell you a little about this remarkable town.

The Seward area of the Kenai Peninsula was originally frequented by the indigenous Alutiiq people as part of their subsistence activities. The Russian Shelikhov-Golikiv company established a trading post on nearby Resurrection Bay, and the town was settled by Americans in the late 1880s. They named  it Seward to honor Secretary of State William H. Seward, who arranged the United States’ purchase of Alaska from the Russian Empire. The town is famous for being the beginning of the historic Iditarod Trail and the Alaska Railroad, the hub of the Kenai Fjords National Park, and the home of the Mount Marathon race. It also hosts some of the greatest murals of any Alaskan town, and the Alaska Sealife Center.

We enjoyed camping on the beach, walking around town, and taking a boat tour onto Resurrection Bay. Here are a few photos so you can see what a beautiful, interesting town it is. Hope you can go there yourself when the COVID-19 virus is gone and we can travel easily again!

entrance to the Seward small boat harbor area
entrance to the small boat harbor area
Seward small boat harbor
small boat harbor
Seward from Resurrection Bay
Seward from Resurrection Bay
marine birds at the Alaska Sealife Center
marine birds at the Alaska Sealife Center
Jellyfish at the Alaska Sealife Center
Jellyfish at the Alaska Sealife Center
Resurrection Bay
Resurrection Bay

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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