Did you get to tour the Port of Anchorage in previous years? You have more opportunities this year! On Sunday August 19, September 16, and October 21, you can hop a bus at the Alaska Railroad Corporate Office (after parking for free at 327 West Ship Creek Avenue) and enjoy the narrated trip. Take your driver's license or passport, as holding a valid government ID is required for access.
The Port is essential to living in Alaska. Most everything passes through the Port - 90% of the merchandise used by 85% of Alaska's populated areas. Cars, clothes, fuel, cement, construction materials, furniture - you name it. It probably enters here!
Throughout the nation, only 19 commercial ports have the designation as a Department of Defense Strategic Seaport, and Anchorage is one of these. The Port's acreage is adjacent to JBER - the Joint Base Elemdorf Richardson and the proximity makes for a special relationship.
Learn more about the Port - you will see and experience a part of Anchorage that is usually hidden from view.
Mary is host of Jarvi Homestay and is one of the innkeepers belonging to Anchorage Alaska Bed & Breakfast Association