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ALL ABOARD! An Adventure On The Anchorage/Seward Railroad

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A May 2010 trip to Seward by Wildcat Dianne

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Quote: Larissa and I took a day trip to Seward with the Alaska Railroad. It was about 18 hours packed with fun on three modes of transportation, car, train, and ferry boat from Anchorage to Seward to Fox Island in Resurrection Bay.
Ferryboat at the Fox Island Dock Photo, Fox Island, Kodiak
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About an hour after leaving Seward, our Kenai Fjord ferryboat arrived on Fox Island for our lunch. Before leaving the boat, we had the chance to purchase for an extra $8 an Alaskan King Crab to go with our lunch. I couldn't pass up that chance and paid my $8 and got a bracelet on my wrist that would allow me to get the crab leg at the buffet when we got inside the restaurant on Fox Island.Once inside, they told us to help ourselves to the nice little buffet they had set up in the restaurant/welcome center and then would have a little time to walk around Fox Islands rocky beaches before getting back on the boat for the return trip to Seward. I was pretty hungry and was looking forward...Read More

Kenai Fjords Tours

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Attraction | "Sea Lions, Orcas, and Sea Otters: OH MY!"

Island in Resurrection Bay Photo, Resurrection Bay, Alaska
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If you are ever in the Seward, Alaska area, you must take a ferry boat ride to the islands that are in Resurrection Bay. Larissa and I took the Kenai Fjords Tours Wildlife Tour with Lunch at Fox Island, and it was one of the best things of my trip to Alaska. After boarding the ferryboat in Seward's Small Boat Harbor, Larissa got a seat inside to rest because her allergies were so bad and making it hard for her to enjoy anything that day. It was a beautiful day with a bit of a breeze, but I put on my LL Bean vest over my Red Sox hoodie and was prepared for a the short trip across Resurrection Bay to Fox Island and getting some sun on deck. Before taking off ...Read More

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The History of Resurrection Bay

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Sea Otter in Resurrection Bay II Photo, Seward, Alaska
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Growing up in Rhode Island, I have always loved the ocean and suffered horrible withdrawals living in the landlocked state of Idaho for 16 years. Now that I am living back on the East Coast of the USA, I try to get my ocean fix as much as possible by going to the beach on days off. Just sticking my feet in the sand or letting the waves crash on my legs is intoxicating enough.Well, I didn't let the waves crash on my legs or put my bare feet on the rocky beaches of Resurrection Bay off of the Southern coast of Alaska near Seward, but I was lucky to enjoy the views from Seward itself and on the Kenai Fjords ferryboat to Fox Island and from Fox Island. The blue waters and views of...Read More

Seward: The Jewel of the Kenai Peninsula

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Seward, Alaska Boat Marina Photo, Seward, Alaska
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After three hours on the train to Seward from Anchorage, we were glad to get off the train and stretch our legs a bit before getting on the ferry boat to Fox Island. Seward is a small town, but it is a place rich with history and the southern terminus for the Alaska Railroad.Seward's recent history is older than Anchorage and Fairbanks and dates from 1793 when Russian explorer Alexander Baranov (working for the Shelikov-Golikov Company) established a fur trading post where the present-day Seward stands today. The town of Seward was named in 1867 after Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson's Secretary of State William H. Seward who was responsible for acquiring Alaska from Russ...Read More
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Larissa and I got up early on this Wednesday morning in May to take the Anchorage to Seward train on the Alaska Railroad, which was constructed from 1915-1923. This is something you must do when you go to Alaska. The trip was 113 miles from Anchorage and went through some of the most beautiful scenery I ever laid eyes on. Larissa and I got to the Anchorage Train Depot early and were able to relax and see who was going to be on the train with us. Being the shoulder tourist season and a Wednesday, the train wasn't going to be full, and that was great for me. However, there was this couple that came in right before we were supposed to board and the way they looked and carried on before we boa...Read More