AK: Prince William Sound Museum – A Hidden Gem

Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage: Displays line a wall at the Price William Sound Museum in Whittier.

Secluded Whittier, on the Western shore of Prince William Sound,  is best know as a recreational center.  Its crowded small boat harbor is the starting point for fishing and kayaking adventures, and some visitors get their first glimpse of Alaska cruising through glacier – laced fjords to Whittier’s docks.But the community is hiding something… and those in the know, like KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer, are letting the secret out.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen