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  1. Scott McMurren: By car, by boat or by air: Get ready for your Alaska adventureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... drive up Thompson Pass for the 305-mile trip back home. Or, if you time it right, you can take the ferry back to Whittier. You'll save on gas and it's a great journey across the sound. We've combined a trip to Valdez with a journey on the McCarthy ...

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  2. Whittier information and attractionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | Anchorage Daily News

    Established as a post by the U.S. Army, Whittier was the primary launching point for the Alaska command during World War II. During the summer this sleepy outpost experiences a metamorphosis, turning into a bustling hive of activity, a hub for most of the recreation and tourism centered in and around Eastern Prince William Sound.

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  3. Cruise for a week for under $500 in MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | USA Today

    May is a good time to snare a bargain cruise fare - pick from our variety of one-week cruises priced from under $500. Princess has several one-week sailings bargain-priced in May. Cruise on the Grand Princess, from Whittier, Alaska to Vancouver, embarking May 16, from $399 per person for an inside, $429 for an oceanview stateroom.

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  4. Children in Alaska's barbaric countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | High Country News

    In the glacial enclave of Whittier, Alaska, the man who rents sea kayaks asked the three dads in our group to step into his boatshed. A broad-shouldered man, middle-aged like the rest of us, he leaned against his desk in the corner of the room.

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  5. Small Town Charm: Whittier, Alaska, Where an Entire Town Lives Under One RoofRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Curbed

    In Whittier, Alaska , almost all of the tiny town's 200 residents live in one building and hardly ever have to go outside. The 14-story building called Begich Towers, which looks like an appropriate setting for a new Wes Anderson movie, was built in 1956 and used to be an army barracks.

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  6. Coast Guard Tows Disabled Vessel near Whittier, AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Seward City News

    A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. The rescue boat crew rendezvoused with the Herrisea and safely towed the vessel to Whittier.

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  7. USCG Rescues 2 from Vessel Near Everglades National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Marine News

    ... crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. Following a strong year for the satellite communications provider, Satcom Global announced the opening of new ...

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  8. Promar Christens First of Two Damen PSVsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Marine News

    ... crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. USCG Releases Video of Damaged Ships in Houston Channel Photos and videos of the ships damaged in the incident ...

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  9. Sonardyne's IDS Teseted in Naval ExercisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Marine News

    ... crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. USCG Releases Video of Damaged Ships in Houston Channel Photos and videos of the ships damaged in the incident ...

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  10. Icebreaker Returns from Antarctic RescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Marine News

    ... crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the United States' only operational heavy icebreaker, is scheduled to ...

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  11. US Navy: One Year Delay in Zumwalt Class DestroyersRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2015 | Marine News

    ... crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the United States' only operational heavy icebreaker, is scheduled to ...

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  12. USCG Tows Disabled Vessel Near Whittier, AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | Marine News

    A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew provides a tow to the 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea near Whittier, Alaska, March 8, 2015. A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska, Sunday.

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  13. Princess Cruises to cut back in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | USA Today

    ... Coral Princess, Star Princess and Island Princess -- will offer one-way "Voyage of the Glaciers" sailings between Whittier, Alaska and Vancouver, B.C. The seven-night trips include a visit to Glacier Bay National Park plus either Hubbard Glacier or ...

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  14. Island Princess 12 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise from Venice, ItalyDepart Venice, ItalyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Travel Weekly

    ... increasing her flexibility in providing itineraries based at Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and at Vancouver and Whittier, Alaska. Carrying 1,970 passengers, she has the same capacity as the smaller 77,499-ton Sun Princess class, so she is roomier. ...

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  15. This Is Where the Best-Tasting Water in America Comes FromRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | KFOR-AM Lincoln

    ... to be made. Their unanimous favorite was the H2O from Easthampton, Massachusetts. Second and third place went to Whittier, Alaska and Buhl, Idaho, respectively. "I'm really proud of this," Tom Newton, supervisor of Easthampton Water Works, told ABC ...

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  16. This Is Where the Best Water in America Comes FromRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | ABC News

    ... resume!" Their unanimous favorite was the H2O from Easthampton, Massachusetts. Second and third place went to Whittier, Alaska and Buhl, Idaho , respectively. "I'm really proud of this," Tom Newton, supervisor of Easthampton Water Works, told ABC ...

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  17. Most of Alaskan town's residents all live in 1 apartment buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | CBC News

    But while, for many people, this means log cabins in the woods, long drives to metropolitan centres, or hiking on the tundra, it's something entirely different for the 220 residents of Whittier, Alaska. Whittier, which is located 65 kilometres southeast of Anchorage, is connected to Alaska's highway system by a 4 kilometre one-lane tunnel through a mountain.

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  18. The Alaskan town where most residents live in a single apartment buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | CBC News

    For many residents, this means log cabins in the woods, long drives to metropolitan centres, or hiking on the tundra. But it's something entirely different for the 220 residents of Whittier, Alaska.

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  19. It Looks Like a Normal Building, But Every Person in Whittier, Alaska Lives InsideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | TechEBlog

    On the outside, it looks like nothing special, but nearly all of the 200 residents of Whittier, Alaska all live inside the 14-story Begich Towers condominium on the edge of town. This building also houses a police station, a health clinic, a convenience store, a laundromat, and even a church in its basement.

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  20. Whittier, Alaska, A Small Town of Fewer Than 300 Residents All Living in the Same BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Laughing Squid

    Erika Thompson, an elementary teacher from the community of Whittier, Alaska , talks about life in a small town of fewer than 300 residents who all live in one building in a video produced by Indie Alaska . The residents live in Begisch Towers , former United States Army barracks that were converted into condos.

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