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Salty Dawg Saloon

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post-1964. End of Homer Spit
  • (Photograph by Ken Tadashi Oshima)

At the end of the spit, the Salty Dawg Saloon incorporates several log buildings into one chaotic structure, assembled into their present arrangement after the 1964 earthquake. The corners of the log buildings exhibit both dovetailing and nailing into corner boards. The striking three-story octagonal structure, covered with wood shingles, looks like a lighthouse but was built to house a water tank. One of the log buildings incorporated into the structure may be one of the earliest in town.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "Salty Dawg Saloon", [Homer, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 125-125.

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