Local Photography

Winter has Begun: Solstice Photos Around Seward

Winter has Begun: Solstice Photos Around Seward

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – This week in Seward has been a relatively quiet one, as many of us celebrate the winter holidays, including Winter Solstice and Christmas. It’s been a fortunate time to be in Seward, with the fantastic weather that we’ve been having, including fresh […]

2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count

2016 Seward Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The Seward CBC got off to a great start on the first day of Count Week with three rare species: two Anna’s Hummingbirds, a male Red-breasted Sapsucker, and a White-throated Sparrow. Robins, Varied Thrushes, Rock Sandpipers, and two Greater Scaup were also found, nice additions to our usual winter birds. […]

USCG Super Hercules on patrol

USCG Super Hercules on patrol

An impressive US Coast Guard HC-130 flew south over Seward today around 11:30 am. The Lockheed Hercules aircraft has been in the news lately, assisting mariners in distress. According to the USCG website, the HC-130J is 99′ 7 ” long with a wingspan of 132′ 7″, and stands 38′ 11″ high. […]

The Lieveling in better times

The Lieveling in better times

  Back in 2013, I watched the Lieveling bravely sail through a storm in Resurrection Bay to the safety of the Seward Boat Harbor. What a shame she was grounded on the beach a few days ago! I am glad the mariner was OK, and thankful for the skilled US Coast Guard […]

Exit Glacier on a spectacular day

Exit Glacier on a spectacular day

After yesterday’s torrential rain, today was spectacular. Exit Glacier was especially beautiful, framed by golden cottonwoods and a blue sky. Take time, when you can, to be a tourist and visit YOUR National Park soon! Submitted by Carol Griswold

Lowell Creek flood control, choreographed

Lowell Creek flood control, choreographed

Already high area streams rose even higher after receiving an average of almost half an inch of rain per hour overnight, totaling 4.5 inches between 4 pm and 2:30 am Monday morning. It seemed impossible that the rain could fall any harder as the raindrops merged into an aerial stream. It […]

Sea Otter Summer

Sea Otter Summer

By Russell Stigall — Seward’s half-a-dozen sea otters who call the head of Resurrection Bay home have entertained locals and visitors along the waterfront, summer after summer. Below are photos that document some of these antics from the summer of 2016. These are not National Geographic quality photos, just charismatic […]

A mountain goat visits Seward Small Boat Harbor July 16, 2016.
Steve Fink photo.

Wild Mountain Goat Visits Seward Harbor

Moose cruise through town often. Bears visit occasionally. Porcupines, river otters, yes we get those too. But mountain goats? A wild mountain goat made its way to Seward Small Boat Harbor this afternoon with Animal Control Officers in hot pursuit. See the video below. It then made its way to […]

Tugboat Tan’erliq puts on a water show

Tugboat Tan’erliq puts on a water show

This evening around 6:45, the 140′  tugboat Tan’erliq put on an impressive waterworks show just south of the Seward Boat Harbor, complete with rainbows. More than just a pretty display, it displayed the range, force, and nimble maneuvering of the salt water fire fighting response. The Crowley Marine Services tug is a […]

New bronze statue for Seward

New bronze statue for Seward

Check out the beautiful new bronze statue of renowned pioneer dog musher Jujiro Wada by Fifth and Railway Avenue near the Alaska Sealife Center. The detailed sculpture was commissioned by the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers. It was created by Pat Garley, assisted by Colleen Wake, of Arctic Fires Bronze Sculptureworks of Palmer, Alaska. […]

SPECIAL Visitor to Alaska – Seward 1st Stop!

SPECIAL Visitor to Alaska – Seward 1st Stop!

NEWS FROM www.RedChairTravels.com and Bear Lake Lodgings B&B Contact: Patricia Perry, 907-224-2288, stay@BearLakeLodgings.com The Red Chair Makes Coast-to-Coast Journey Move over Flat Stanley, the Red Chair is the newest travel icon Seward, Alaska –Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long […]

SENIOR CRUISE SPECIAL

SENIOR CRUISE SPECIAL

GRAY WHALE-WATCHING CRUISE SPECIAL FOR SENIORS FRIDAY, MAY 6th, ON RESURRECTION BAY, 12:00pm-4:00pm, IN HONOR OF OLDER AMERICANS MONTH (MAY). Discounted tickets of $38 each are being offered to seniors age 60 and older to enjoy a gray whale-watching tour aboard a Major Marines vessel.  The discounted tickets are offered  to seniors of Seward, Moose Pass, and […]