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Travel Blogs from Valdez
... see the Exxon tank farm across Valdez Bay. The Alaska pipeline from above Fairbanks ends there and there are lots of tankers in and out of Valdez. The 1964 earthquake that was centered not too far from Valdez caused the town to be relocated to a slightly higher place. And the Exxon Valdez oil spill results from 1989 are no longer visible. The small boat harbor had a great many boats and there were several huge seafood processing plants along the docks. ...
... look in the museum, mainly to look at the Exon Valdez exhibit.
It was 24 years ago now and wildlife is still recovering. Some species may never fully recover. It seems like madness to regularly transport crude oil through such a pristine wilderness but this is the end location of the 800mile Alyeska oil pipeline. Valdez is the northern most port that doesn't freeze in winter. All tankers leaving Valdez are now mandatorily escorted by pilot boats ...
... had said I was ok!!!!!
Cynthia & I left in Colleen & Phil's car about 4,15pm to drive to Valdez, on the way she told me about various things such as an area where the river flooded & took a house with it & the lady of the house couldn't bear to come back to the area to live. Also she showed me the lake that Tanya & she swam across to get to the party soon after Tanya arrived, plus when we got to the Kuskulana River she said she throws a rock ...
We are traveling by Alaskan Maritime Ferry service across Prince William Sound from Valdez to Whittler. It will take us 5 hours. At present it is foggy but when the fog lifts soon, sunshine. We are sitting at a table by the window with some folks from Lucerne, Switzerland. We have had a good discussion about Lucerne and their and our travels so far. they are going next ...
... 1,000 acres of land. It was designed for loading crude oil onto tankers and holding crude oil. There are 14 storage tanks in service, facilities to measure the incoming oil, 2 loading berths & a power plant. When the facility began production averaged 2 million barrels a day but now it's about 500,000 a day. Prior to 9/11 the facility was the number one tourist attraction. When(or if) the terminal is dismantled the agreement is that the land has to be returned ...
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