3093-TL-4243 Salty Dawg Saloon (B)
Salty Dawg Saloon (B)
If you make your way to The Spit and visit The Salty Dawg Saloon, make sure you bring some extra bills to leave behind...not necessarily just for the wait staff and bartenders, but to hang anywhere you dang well please! Money from all over the world is taped, stapled, tacked and stuck all throughout this venue on the ceilings and walls! It’s fun to read the notes and take pictures here! It’s one of the most famous and talked about saloons in Alaska! I love it’s quaint personality, and the beer ain’t bad either!
Originally built in 1897 as one of the 1st cabins back when Homer was establishing itself as a town, its multipurpose was a place to buy your groceries, send mail, buy your train ticket and office quarters for the local mining company. A second building was added about 20 years later which became their school. Then, a gentleman named Chuck Abbott acquired the building sometime in the late 40's. At that time it became an office for Standard Oil Company.
Lots of changes occurred in the late 50’s for Homer and Mr. Abbott turned the building into The Salty Dawg Saloon in 1957.
In 1959 the State Of Alaska became the 49th State Of The Union and a year later State Representative Earl Hillstrand signed the papers to buy it.
Four years after “The Good Friday” earthquake of 1964, the structure endured a move to the near-end of The Spit where the enticing lighthouse can be seen best from the waters. Today it’s a must-see and must-do historical landmark! John Warren is the current owner of this establishment.......Lucky Dawg Him!
See the original photo processed in HDR next to this one.
Digitally Painted from my original photo!