Snettisham Hydroelectric Project

The Snettisham hydroelectric project is located 28 miles (45 km) south of Juneau, Alaska and is accessible only by boat or airplane. The power plant is fed by two lakes that are tapped from below, negating the need for a traditional dam. The airstrip near is a publicly owned, private-use facility managed by Alaska Electric Light & Power. The airstrip is along Port Snettisham, a narrow fjord and semi-protected deepwater port that was originally developed to transport minerals found on the Snettisham Peninsula. Lieutenant Joseph Whidbey of the Royal Navy discovered the fjord on August 12, 1794, and George Vancouver named it after the town of Snettisham in England. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Port Snettisham.