As we all know, Abraham Lincoln’s secretary of state effected the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. This was after Lincoln had been assassinated. We paid 7.2 million bucks, and it was called “Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox.” The small city of Seward was, of course, named after him. This is where we caught our cruise ship to sail south. Seward has two things which make it kind of special. The first is that it was the traditional start of the Iditarod.

The next great thing is the Seward Sea Life Center:

Yes, that’s an Alaskan king crab.

Yes, and that’s a Giant Pacific Octopus.

And here’s our boat in the harbor. The Sausage of the Seas.

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