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Christmas Memories

Many of us have a good number of Christmas’s stashed away in our memories. Please tell us about one that stands out in your mind and we’ll share it in the Seward Phoenix LOG Name: Barbara Gerlach Length of time in Seward: This time one year;...

 

Covering President Obama's visit

I should have been at Sweet Darlings! It was difficult to contain my excitement when I learned I would be part of the White House press pool during President Barack Obama's historic visit to Seward...

 

Local captains give President a tour

Although they've had a good night's sleep following their infamous boat tour with President Barack Obama, the three captains of Major Marine Tours' M/V ViewFinder are still bubbling with excitement....

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Local    May 22, 2014

Mariners remembered, fleet blessed

The Seward Mariners' Memorial committee helped kick off Harbor Opening activities with the annual memorial plaque dedication followed by the Blessing of the Fleet May 17. Father Tero led the group...

 

Quilt raffle to benefit Seward Mariners' Memorial

What began as a mariners' compass rose quilting class morphed itself into a full-size quilt and then it was donated to the Seward Mariners' Memorial for use as a fundraiser. The skilled members of...

 

Memorial receives grant

Ron Long and Arne Hatch look pretty happy as they receive a check from Dot Bardarson with the local Holland America board. The grant is being matched by the Rasmusson Foundation for continued...

 

Boy's dream of catching Alaska salmon comes true

Who would have guessed cupcakes can make wishes come true? Just ask a little boy from South Africa. Nathan Dumont was only four-years-old when he saw a documentary about salmon fishing in Alaska and...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Local    July 18, 2013

Foundation joins supporters of Seward Mariners' Memorial

Rasmuson Foundation awarded a $20,000 challenge grant to the Seward Mariners’ Memorial project last month. Through the grant, the Rasmuson Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000,...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Local    June 6, 2013

Compass rose in the works at memorial

May was a busy and exciting month for the Seward Mariners’ Memorial Committee. Harmon Construction crews have begun work on Phase 2 – the compass rose— thanks to receipt of two grants and...

 

Seward Mariners’ Memorial enters phase two

The Seward Mariners’ Memorial Committee is forging ahead with phase two of the project – the compass rose – with intentions of beginning construction this spring. The 75-foot-diameter compass rose platform will surround the lighthouse replica...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Opinion    July 5, 2012

Thank you

Dear Kathy Newman, Thanks for your generous grant, which will help us complete the Seward Mariners’ Memorial. The structure stands proudly on the west breakwater of the harbor, saluting boats as they go by, wishing them a safe journey. The silent...

 

Memorial construction underway

Construction of the Seward Mariners' Memorial continues to take shape on the uplands south of the Small Boat Harbor. Harmon Construction will have the structure completed this fall, with the compass...

 

August is about fishing

Pati Masten, left, wasted no time at all filleting the catch-of-the-day from fishermen on-board the Ellen E during Seward’s Silver Salmon Derby last week. Hoping to bring in derby-eligible fish,...

 

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