WWII History of Excursion Inlet

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.