The north wind veered away from the Seward Boat Harbor, the sun shone brightly, and the water at around 43º was about 15º warmer than the air for the 2008 Seward Polar Bear Jump. According to the American Cancer Society website teams and 93 participants raised over $106,904 to help […]
Measure Twice, Cut Once (M2C1) recently installed an impressive staircase by the Diversion Tunnel Waterfall. Work on the Diversion Tunnel has now shifted to the lower end, so the staircase will provide safer access for the workers’ numerous trips to and from the tunnel. To reduce the flow through the […]
An unknown person carved a heart in a thin crust of snow on an interpretive sign along the Waterfront path, perhaps inspired by the beautiful sunny day and spectacular Mt Alice.
Waves pummeled Lowell Point Road today, flinging rocks and woody debris clear across the road. Motorists navigated cautiously between the ocean spray, road rubble, deep puddles, and falling rocks. At particularly narrow spots, timing was essential to dart past before the waves returned to slam into the roadside. Several sections […]
The highest tide of the year, 13.7′, peaked at 1:05 pm today. The Seward Harbor ramps down to the docks were almost level. Fortunately the harbor waters were protected and calm. Combined with a strong surf and south wind, the wild ocean battered Seward’s shoreline. Powerful waves shot up all […]
Tyonek, the rescued baby Beluga whale, is growing! When he was admitted to the ASLC on September 30 at about a month old, he weighed 142 pounds. At 10 weeks, he weighs 205 pounds, and is 5 1/2 feet long. Experts from facilities all across the country have contributed to […]
Colorful cabbages brighten the Waterfront on a cold, windy afternoon.
I discovered another cool fish design on a storm drain cover at the SMIC wash-down pad during the city-sponsored field trip of the SMIC facilities. Thanks to the Harbormaster and staff for a very interesting tour, and to East Jordan Ironworks for the great design! Carol Griswold
A bit lop-sided, the waning moon gradually sank behind Mt Marathon this morning. With mostly sunny skies in the forecast for Wednesday, watch for a slightly more lop-sided morning moon tomorrow.
Members of the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers cleaned up their “Adopt a Highway” mile-plus on Exit Glacier Road this morning under cloudy skies with intermittent light rain. The group noted that overall, the quantity of trash seemed less than in some previous years, and only one abandoned tent full of nasties […]
After several days of heavy rain, a swollen Lowell Creek turned dark with sediment, gravel, and rocks. Once again, Seward Public Works crews battled to save the Lowell Point Road bridge. On Thursday, an excavator scooped out the basin below the thundering Diversion Tunnel waterfall as a loader carried bucket […]
Sunshine is hard to remember now, but earlier in October when morning shadows were long, I happened to notice a very cool fish design on a storm drain at Third and Jefferson. I have passed this remarkable design a zillion times without seeing it.”Dump No Waste! Drains to Waterways. Made in USA” Curious, […]
According to the Alaska Sealife Center October Newsletter released today: “Aku will be moved out of his current location soon. Aku was rescued from Nome, Alaska on June 14th. If you would like to see Aku, be sure to visit by Sunday, October 15.” I visited again today, just before […]
This afternoon, I spotted a very unusual sight: a horse on the Post Office lawn! I’ve never seen that before! Two lucky kids with dad in tow were allowed to pet the beautiful horse when the owner returned with the mail. Then stow the mail, saddle up, and off they went […]
Days of heavy rain once again has Lowell Creek boiling with gravel and rocks from Lowell Canyon. Seward Public Works has been working in Lowell Creek since Friday, clearing the burden of gravel from under the bridge and maintaining the channel to protect the bridge and minimize damage from erosion and flooding. […]
A large, bright yellow tug was spotted between rainsqualls yesterday cruising slowly down the west side of Resurrection Bay. Lucky boaters and bay watchers were treated to the sight of the Crowley Maritime’s tug “Alert” test its firefighting pumps. Higher and higher rose the powerful plumes of water, farther and farther they […]
As fall approaches, it’s tempting to put up bird feeders for our feathered friends. It seemed safe as no bears had been seen in town for a while, until recently. Now, a black bear momma with two adorable first-year cubs is cruising Seward neighborhoods, targeting bird feeders from Jesse Lee Subdivision to […]