After the disastrous 1988 oil spill in Prince William Sound, the state used some of the oil company’s settlement money to purchase this fleet of ships. They were designed for one reason only: to protect the fragile Alaskan coastal environment from possible future disasters. And they make for an interesting site—dry-docked yet ready to work at a moment’s notice, with their highly trained crews. To see the ships, just drive past the Seward Cruise Ship Terminal and into a gravel storage parking lot.
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- Coordinates: 60.12057, -149.427152