Homer is a city situated in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the United States' state of Alaska. It has a population of around 5,000. Homer has long been known as the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World." It is also nicknamed "the cosmic hamlet by the sea" and "the end of the road."
- The only road in Homer is Sterling Highway. The city of Homer is located on Kachemak Bay's shore, on the southwest side of Kenai Peninsula. A distinguishing feature is Homer Spit, which is a narrow 7.2 km (4.5 ml) long gravel bar extending into the bay, on which Homer Harbor lies.
- Much of the coastline as well as Homer Spit sank tragically in March 1964 during Good Friday earthquake. After the earthquake, little vegetation was able to survive on Homer Spit.
- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Homer has a total area of 58 km2 (22.4 ml2), of which 27 km2 (10.6 ml2) is land and 31 km2 (11.9 ml2) is water. The total area is 53% water. According to the 2010 census Homer's population was 5,000 inhabitants.
- The U.S. Coast Guard currently stations 6 Island Class cutters in Alaska, of which one is in Homer. From February 7, 1992 until June 4, 2015 USCGC Roanoke Island was connected with Homer, but was later replaced with Sapelo. Sapelo is planned to be replaced by modern Sentinel-class cutter.
- The U.S. Coast Guard leases anchorage on Homer Spit and in 2015 renewed its lease for 20 years.
- Salmon and halibut sport fishing, along with commercial fishing and tourism are the dominant industries in Homer. The city co-hosted 2006 Arctic Winter Games.
- The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge co-host a visitor center with displays known as "Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center".
- There is also a historical and cultural museum called "The Pratt Museum".
The Homer cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Homer, Alaska.
If you lose the Homer location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Homer cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Homer, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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17 May, 2017
24 May, 2017
30 May, 2017