Annie Shen and husband Joe have owned the Anchor Inn since 1979. She says she felt confined in Whittier, until Joe reminded her that Prince William Sound is connected to the Pacific Ocean, eventually lapping up on their native Taiwan.
“What I love about Whittier myself is I get to wake up and have mountains in front of me, and the colors when the sun comes up on them, all pink and red, well when the sun does come up that is.” – Gary Carr, resident since 1992.
Begich Towers is seen at the left of the frame. Thirteen years after the opening of the road, Whittier still strives to grow and expand. In the works: a new road and land deal that would make private homes possible.