City of Seward Alaska

Founded in 1903 - More Information can be found here:

Seward’s History

A Beautiful City

Resurrection Bay was named in 1792 by Russian fur trader and explorer Alexander Baranof. While sailing from Kodiak to Yakutat, he found unexpected shelter in this bay for a storm. He named the Bay Resurrection because it was the Russian Sunday of the Resurrection.

The City of Seward was named for U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, 1861-69, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia during the Lincoln administration.  Seward became an incorporated City in 1912. The Alaska Railroad was constructed between 1915 and 1923, and Seward developed as the ocean terminus and supply center.

As an ice-free harbor, Seward has become an important supply center for Interior Alaska.


Fishing in Seward

     Fishing in Seward is one of the BEST in Alaska.  There are many Charter boats available.

    One of my favorite charters is:

    Saltwater Safari

    Not only can you fish with Salwater Safari, but they also have their own lodge where you will get First-Class treatment.

    Saltwater Safari is located right at the Seward Boat Harbor where you can review all tour shops, restaurants and shopping as well as get your fishing license.

    The Harbor Master’s Office is right in the Center of the Boat Harbor.  The office is maintained daily and the people working there are great in helping you find what you’re looking for.


Seward Alaska has approximately 2500 people living within the community year round.  Outside the city there are approximately 2000 people where land is plentiful.

There are not stop lights in the city, and there might be a little traffic during the summer season.  Seward can grow to over 10,000 visitors during the summer months.

Fishing, hiking, boating, tours, wildlife and many other adventures are available in Seward..



    One of our most famous Mountains in Seward is Mount Marathon.  (Pictured in Slide Show above)

    Every year on the 4th of July, we have a Mount Marathon Race which starts downtown Seward, up the Mountain, back down the Mountain and back to town.

    More information can be found at:

    Seward Chamber of Commerce

Polar Bear Jump

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