There’s A Hike In Alaska That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned WWII Fort

Alaska has a rich WWII history, as the state was on front lines as a territory of the U.S. during the war. South of Seward, Fort McGilvray was constructed as a fortification on Caines Head, a cliff 650 feet above Resurrection Bay. This area was strategically important because Resurrection Bay remains ice-free year-round and there was a serious threat of Japanese invasion. Take the resplendent Caines Head Trail to this abandoned WWII fort in lovely Seward, Alaska.

Caines Head State Recreation Area
7 miles south of downtown
Seward, AK 99664

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If you are a WWII buff, you will want to visit The Remnants Of This Abandoned Fortress In Alaska Are Hauntingly Beautiful. Definitely check out This Rare WII Footage From 1942 Shows Alaska Like You’ve Never Seen It Before.

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