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February 19, 2013

Sites picked for more study to build a deep-water port for Arctic vessels

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Nome and nearby Port Clarence will get additional scrutiny as possible sites for a deep-water port for vessels in Arctic waters, according to a report by state and federal officials.

Nome, a historic Alaska Gold Rush community, and Port Clarence, which has served as a safe haven for mariners since whaling days and includes the small community of Teller, received top marks out of 14 locations reviewed for a port that could serve the increasing number of vessels transiting the northern Bering Sea to reach the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska's northwest and north coast.

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