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Aug 8, 2012 - beyond the end of the road

Although native tribes were already in the area, Seldovia was founded by the Russians who named the place after the Russian word for herring. No one is fishing for herring here today, so I'd guess that they were fished into oblivion. It's harbor is open year round and it was another one of those spots that the gold miners sailed to on their quest for fortune in the Anchorage area. During the gold rush the town had over 2,000 people; today it has less than 300. Its tide typically rises and falls 26 feet so the waterfront homes and buildings...

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Jul 18, 2009 - Homer Spit, Seldovia Day Trip, Meeting Capt. Andy from "The Deadliest Catch"

July 18, 2009 Our boat to Seldovia was scheduled to leave at 10:00, so we got up early to head back to the Spit to buy our ferry tickets and do a little shopping. Susan found a nice sweater shop just down from where we had to go to get on the boat. I found a good expresso shop nearby and just set up there. The only other folks going to Seldovia were Bill and Annette. We all boarded the Rainbow Tours boat early and found some good seats. The ride over takes a tour around Gull Island where the captain points out sumerous birds and other...

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