Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

Cook Inletkeeper christened Sedna, its new 36-foot education and research vessel, at a ceremony on the Homer Spit. Port Graham Chief Elenore McMullen also poured water from more than a dozen jars on The Sedna. Each jar came from a different part of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet. Orthodox priest Rev. Benjamin Henderson also blessed the boat. Robert Kennedy Jr., the chief prosecuting attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper, also spoke.

“What you do at the end of the road has a huge effect on the rest of the country,” Kennedy said. “It’s the last battleground.”

— From the issue of Aug. 6, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

Design engineers from Tryck, Nyman and Hayes briefed the Homer City Council and the Port and Harbor Commission on a proposed L-shaped dock to be built on the Mud Bay side of the harbor. The dock should last 50 years and accomodate a 37,000-ton SeaLand cargo shop as well as cruise ships, engineers said.

“No matter what you decide tonight, someone will, 33 years from now, wonder why you did it,” Port and Harbor Director Bill Toskey said at the meeting.

— From the issue of Aug. 4, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Aug. 8, 1968, edition of the Homer News is missing from the archives.

— From the issue of Aug. 8, 1968