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We took the historic tour including the Alutiiq Museum and Fort Abercrombie. We also visited the Orthodox Church across the street from the Alutiiq Museum which is very nice. The Bishop was visiting and there was a service about to commence but the Priest and deacons were very welcoming to all the people on the tour her were wandering over from the Alutiiq Museum when they heard all the church bells ringing. Fort Abercrombie was nice. Good views and the little museum they had was pretty cool with working communications systems that were used in the war. It's a hands on museum and it even has an M1-Garand, working switchboard, working telegraph that you can try and some very nice volunteers that work there. Besides the pretty scenery, we were able to pick and eat some berries that taste like raspberries there. I was told there were wild blueberries there also but i didn't know what a blueberry bush looks like. Some nice trails are there for hiking and waking.
Visited: Jul 30, 2018
New Port for us. Dud highlights and enjoyed seeing the fort.
Visited: Jul 15, 2019
It rained, but the 10 of us rented a van and toured the island on our own time... beautiful scenery. If we hadn’t done this, there didn’t appear to be much to do....
Visited: Jul 16, 2018
We did not get to experience Kodiak. There was a fall Gulf of Alaska storm that had rocked our ship two days prior to when we were to visit this port. Unfortunately, the storm hung around for several days, and our ship’s Captain had to make the difficult decision not to go to Kodiak. There is a narrow entrance to the Kodiak harbor, and with the very high winds the storm was producing it was unsafe for us to visit Kodiak. We experienced this same storm two days earlier and everyone, while disappointed, did not want to experience it again. I hope to get to Kodiak in the future to see and experience the history this island has experienced.
Not much to do here except take the Walmart shuttle to pick up some needed items. However this Walmart does not provide bags so bring your own.
Visited: Aug 13, 2018
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