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Whittier was built primarily as a military port for Anchorage in World War II that was protected in a narrow fjord, and would be very difficult for the Japanese to bomb and even hard for them to find with the usually rainy and foggy weather. It is now a fishing port and also a terminus for cruise ships going to Anchorage after the Inside Passage. From Anchorage, it provides a gateway to Prince William Sound. The majority of residents in Whittier live in one building.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:AK, Alaska, America, US, USA, United States, Whittier