"Near Island - A Great Family Island" Near Island by herzog63
Near Island Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 71 photos
When I first came to Kodiak in 1982 the only way to get to Near Island was by shuttle boat or swim! The city elders had decided some time in the late 70's to build an additional boat harbor to take care of the growing number of Fishing boats that Kodiak was getting. Kodiak was outgrowing St Paul's Harbor which was based in downtown Kodiak. Near Island had a sheltered harbor called Dog Bay which has been re-named St Herman's Harbor. This became the site to the new expanded boat harbor. A bridge had to be built to make the harbor feasable. That was very controversial at the time! I remember hearing nothing but negative comments. But now everyone seems happy!! If your interested you can check out the tips to see what has become of Near Island today.
In the photo you can see near Island is the closest Island in the sun. The bridge connects Kodiak to Near Island.
- Pros:Great place to spend a few hours
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