The Sitka Sea Walk will be dedicated on Alaska Day morning (Friday, Oct. 18), with a group walk along the full length of the walk followed by a ceremony and a reception.
Dan Tadic, the City and Borough of Sitka’s project manager, and Monique Anderson of Anderson Land Planning will lead the walking tour, which starts at 9:15 a.m. near Crescent Harbor. After a walk of the full project, which ends just short of the entrance to the Sitka National Historical Park, Dan and Monique will lead the group back to the area at the start of the breakwater spur for the dedication ceremony, which starts at 10 a.m.
The dedication ceremony will feature speeches by Sen. Bert Stedman and Mayor Mim McConnell, who will cut the ribbon together. A reception will follow at from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Sitka Sound Science Center. The walking tour, dedication ceremony and reception all are open to the public. For more information, contact Lynne Brandon at 747-1852.
The Sitka Sea Walk construction began in April, after the Sitka Assembly in March awarded a $1.22 million construction contract to CBC Construction of Sitka. The Sitka Sea Walk is a partnership of the City and Borough of Sitka, the Sitka Sound Science Center, the Southeast Alaska Land Trust and Sitka National Historical Park. It was built using cruise ship tax funds. A slideshow of scenes from the Sitka Sea Walk (including a few photos from the Sitka Sound Science Center) is posted below.