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Whittier: From rail yard to tourist destination

...Alaska's urban center. Depending on how fast people make the 55-mile drive down Turnagain Arm through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel from Portage Valley, Anchorage residents can be standing along a misty fjord with a view of waterfalls...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081505/sta_20050815014.shtml
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More ships bring more traffic, business to Whittier

...the relatively isolated hamlet. This is in addition to near-record vehicular traffic traveling through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel this summer, as more boaters, kayakers and day cruisers made their way through the 2.5-mile-long...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091304/bus_ships.shtml
Business
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...That means fewer families with young children are coming to town, she said last weekend. After the 2.5-mile Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel opened Whittier to road traffic last June, the former military base turned tourist destination on Prince...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062601/Biz_Toll.shtml
Alaska's 'strangest' town strives to remake itself

...and waters filled with wildlife, but the area is also known for frequent rain and blizzards. And before the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel opened to vehicles, many Alaskans, even those living nearby, considered the town just too hard to reach...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061007/out_20070610008.shtml
Outdoors
New road toll bites into business in Whittier

...That means fewer families with young children are coming to town, she said last weekend. After the 2.5-mile Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel opened Whittier to road traffic last June, the former military base turned tourist destination on Prince...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062601/Biz_Toll.html
Business
Commercial shrimpers join Prince William sound fishery

...eat, but it still amazes me how it grows year to year." "It's a popular fishery, especially since the (Anton Anderson Memorial) Tunnel opened," said Fish and Game area management biologist Dan Bosch. "This time of year, shrimp tend...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041910/sta_611927416.shtml
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