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Seward,city (1990 pop. 2,699), Kenai Peninsula borough, S Alaska, on Kenai Peninsula, at the head of Resurrection Bay; inc. 1912. It was founded in 1902 as the ocean terminus of the Alaska RR (built 1915–23). Its airfield and ice-free harbor make it an important shipping and supply center for the Alaskan interior. It is a coal terminal and cargo port, and there is fishing, lumbering, and seafood canning and freezing. Tourism also bolsters the city's economy. Seward was almost completely devastated by an earthquake in 1964 but has since been rebuilt. In the city are a Univ. of Alaska maritime research station and a ranger office for Chugach National Forest. An annual salmon derby is held, and a race up nearby Mt. Marathon every July 4th attracts athletes from a wide area.
a city on the southern coast of Alaska (USA), on the Kenai Peninsula. Population, 1,600 (1970). A commercial and transportation junction, Seward is a seaport, which handled about 150,000 tons of freight in 1971. It is also the terminus of the railroad line to Fairbanks, with which it is also linked by highway. The main industries are fishing and the processing of fish, mainly salmon and crab.
a peninsula in western Alaska, between Norton Sound in the south and Kotzebue Sound in the north. Seward Peninsula rises to a maximum elevation of 1,437 m. It has gold deposits. The port of Nome is situated on the southern coast.