Seward is a city of the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.
It is the seventh most lucrative fisheries port in the United States.
Another major industry in Seward is tourism.
There is dock for cruise vessels and a shipping terminal for coal from Usibelli.
In 2004, 49.7 million dollars worth of fish and shellfish passed through Seward.
Getting crazy in the frigid Alaskan water... notice the second swimmer further out!
Seward was named after William H. Seward who fought for the U.S. purchase of Alaska.
He was United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.
He finally negotiated to purchase Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867.
A bird's eye view.
"Stay back a minute guys, I gotta make yellow snow..." says Scott.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,830 people living here in 917 households.
"Would you like to go for another swim?" taunts Michael.
"If it weren't so cold, mine would be out to here." ... "Mine too." ... "Me too!"
Seward is unique among most small Alaskan communities in that it has road access.
The Seward Highway is a National Scenic Byway which also brings bus service.
Seward is also a very bike friendly community.
A paved bike path runs from downtown through the harbor and along the highway.
The sign warns "Falling ice can kill. Stay on trail."
Seward is also the southern terminus of the Alaska Railroad.
This keeps the port busy with freight coming on and off the trains.