Watch the bustle of the seafood industry and get great photos of a truly giant ship—the Star of Kodiak is 441 feet long and can hold 10,000 tons of cargo! Produced as part of a five-year government program during WWII, this ship was constructed in Portland, Maine and originally named the Albert M. Boe. Launched in 1945, it had only one year as an active military ship and saw very little action. Part of an improvised effort to get Kodiak back to work, this ship sailed up from Portland, Oregon in the 1960s and came to the rescue following the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami, operating as a makeshift, water-based cannery. Now run by Trident Seafoods, the ship is still in use, although it has since been infilled and now has parking lots and loading docks.
- 111 Marine Way Kodiak, AK 99615 Driving Directions