Port of Anchorage

Port of Anchorage aerial view
Photo by: US Army Corps of Engineers, Creative Commons

The Port of Anchorage is definitely the busiest port in Alaska. It is a good place to visit if you wish to see cargo ships which carries the petroleum in and outside Alaska. It would be very interesting to see these big cargo vessels. Aside from being the most active port in the state, this port is quite famous because it is the only port which survived massive earthquake during the Good Friday of the year1964. Since then, it has been the busiest and most crowded port in Alaska. Because it became the main shipping area, the port was expanded to cater all the incoming and outgoing vessels.

The good thing about visiting the port is that you do not have to pay for anything. Viewing is definitely for free, you will get to enjoy watching the loading and unloading of the ships, you will get to witness the departure and docking of the big cargo vessels even at a distance. One of the best things to do, aside from watching the cargo vessels, is to people watch. It is always fun to look at people who work their bodies out. It is going to be a great opportunity to observe how people work in a very busy port like this one.

If you have been though a tiring tour the whole day and you just want to relax, the best time to visit the place is when the sun is just about to set. You will not only get to see the busy cargos and the people, you will also get a good view of the sea and the sunset. Make sure to take a camera with you to document your sightseeing experience. You have to remember though, that you need to keep your distance in order to avoid getting through the people who are working. Just stay in the viewing area made especially for tourists like you.

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