This photo, taken in the late 1930s, shows the work completed on the spit by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This revetment was created to help stop erosion caused by the winds and waves during storms. If you look closely at the spit today, you can still see small remnants of the CCC’s work.
Recent conversations about Nirvana Park, the Spit and Lake Eyak have had Cordova Museum staff digging through the archives for historic photos of the area and of activities that took place there. If you have photos in your collection we’d love the opportunity to scan them and add to our growing wealth of knowledge.
Photo courtesy of the Cordova Historical Society.