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Whittier

Pictures by QT Luong

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Whittier was originally developped during the second World War as a back-up military harbor in a stunning location surrounded (and therefore hidden) by mountains. Unexpectedly, most of the residents live in a high-rise appartment building, which, when built, was the tallest in Alaska. The community was quite isolated, until road access came to it recently. The railroad tunnel was fitted to accomodate vehicles that cross alternatively in a single lane also shared with the train. Whittier has since become a popular gateway to the Prince William Sound.

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Ramp to harbor deck with Whittier sign. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Yachts ready for sailing and harbor. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Yachts anchored in small boat harbor. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Kayaks loaded on a water taxi in Whittier. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Couple sitting on bench by the harbor. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Fishing boats in harbor. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Fishermen repairing nets on fishing boat. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Man and woman repairing nets on fishing boat. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Group gear for a sea kayaking trip. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Cabins on the waterfront and red truck. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Begich towers and Horsetail falls. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Begich towers, home to half of Whittier population. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) School bus reconverted for housing. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Rail tracks and Buckner building. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Locomotive and forest. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Alaska train locomotive. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Women fishing and dog, at the edge of Passage Canal Fjord. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color) Cars and RVs lining up for the tunnel crossing. Whittier, Alaska, USA ( color)
There are 18 color pictures on this page out of 29 color pictures of Whittier.

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