Doc Warner’s lodge is located at the mouth of Excursion Inlet. Long before our guests began enjoying the calm fishing waters near Excursion Inlet, the United States Army built a barge terminal to aid the Army’s efforts to liberate the Aleutian Islands from their Japanese invaders.

We have found a YouTube video with images and video documenting the work done on this barge terminal.

The description of the video:

Silent film shot by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II in the Aleutians and elsewhere in Alaska. Footage includes the construction of runways, docks, battery placements, base and camp facilities; and the transferring of supplies, aircraft, ships, and military personnel.

Mark Warner
Mark H. Warner was raised in Juneau and he has been fishing the waters of Alaska for more than 30 years. He grew up working with his father developing Doc Warner’s from its earliest days. After getting his Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering, he went to work in the industry where he later completed an Executive MBA. Then in 2010, his father, Doc, offered Mark and his wife, Kristina, the opportunity to move back to Alaska and operate the lodge full-time. Today, Mark has over 25 years of experience with Doc Warner’s. His knowledge and experience teaching people about self-guided fishing in Alaska are now used to create lasting memories for Doc Warner’s guests.