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Alaska Topographic Maps will be Updated

Valdez A6 Quad Topo Map

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has announced Alaska topographic maps will be updated this year. Topographic maps are characterized by the use of contour lines to show land relief or terrain features. Contours represent lines of equal elevation and spacing between lines is a fixed value. Closer contour lines describe steeper terrain features. Commonly […]

Alaska Railroad Operation Lifesaver Educ...

Alaska Railroad GP 40-2 No. 3010 - Photo by Alan Sorum

The Alaska Railroad Operation Lifesaver educational program received a boost in the form of a grant from the national Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) organization. Operation Lifesaver’s mission is to end injuries and deaths that occur along railroad right of ways and grade crossings. In a press release, Operation Lifesaver President Joyce Rose says, “Our OLI […]

Crowley Maritime’s Tugboats in Prince Wi

Crowley Maritime’s Tugboats in Prince William Sound

Crowley Maritime Corporation maintains and operates a fleet of about 12 tugboats in Prince William Sound dedicated to escorting tankers and the oil spill response service. The primary vessels of this fleet are the three Prevention and Response Tugs (PRT), which are the bright yellow boats in the gallery and their two Enhanced Tractor Tugs […]