Homer (Alaska)

Kenai Peninsula Borough


Homer is a city in the U.S. state of Alaska in Kachemak Bay on Cook Inlet.

The village was founded in the 1890s as a coal deposits were found in the area. 1896 were created here by Homer Pennock, the namesake of the resort, accommodations for 50 coal miners. However, the coal mining was not profitable enough so that the mining activities were soon discontinued.

Homer on sports fishermen from around the world is a strong attraction due to the very large halibut that are caught there. Sights include the headland Homer Spit counts.