Touring Alaska - On the Homer Spit

Homer, Alaska - Part C

July 17 - 21

The Alaskan Adventure - 56 Days - 5,659 Miles

Heritage RV Park

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There was a lot to do on the Spit. Mom did a lot of tourist brochure reading while we were on the road, and knew in advance where we should go to see the sights and eat.

Pier One Theatre.
Pier One Theatre was almost next door to the campground. On the first night, we decide to drive around the spit just to get familiar. When we passed the theatre, it was 15 minutes to curtain time. So we bought tickets and had a very good time. The actors were all local and they did very well.

The Salty Dawg Saloon.
The Salty Dawg opened in 1956. At that time there were not as many tourists, but many fishermen. They turned on the lamp in the lighthouse whenever they were open so that fishermen at sea could see that they were open. They also had a CB radio so the fishermen could call ahead to make sure they would stay open later than normal.

Notice how low the roof is on the main building. That makes it easier to heat in the winter.

This is something like the Sign Post Forest, customers write on dollar bills and tack them to the walls and ceiling.

Notice the low ceilings and the wood chips on the floor.

Homer has a brewery and it uses a unique beer bottle.
The beer tasted pretty good.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce 2004 Halibut Derby Scoreboard.
The Official weigh station, located in the middle of Homer Spit.
This years leader, 352.6 Lbs., caught in June by a fisherman from West Virginia. It was June's $1000 winner.
A fisherman from Arkansas caught the June's 3 rd. place (259.0 Lbs.) and presently holds the July 1 St. place (334.4 Lbs.) Halibuts.
There are four women on the board. The largest is 269.4 Lbs.
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