Named after William H. Seward, Seward is one of Alaska’s most popular towns, largely because of its scenery, wildlife, and fishing. Resurrection Bay is a popular destination for sightseers and fishermen alike. During the summer months, Seward is busy with cruise ship and railway traffic.
Populated by nearly 3,000 residents, Seward was incorporated in 1912. It was the supply base for Alaska Railroad construction between 1915 and 1923. The famous earthquake of 1964 created tsunamis that destroyed sections of the town and claimed several lives.
Today the city relies on commercial fishing, tourism, the transport industry, and a state prison for its economy. More then 300,000 cruise ship passengers come through the town each summer.
Kenai Fiords National Park and Misty Fiords National Monument are two commonly visited destinations and make for wonderful places to cruise. Humpback whales, killer whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters, bald eagles and puffins are just some of the wildlife that inhabit the area. Whittier alaska charters are quite common and very rewarding.
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