Bob and Shirley's Great Adventure 2011-12 travel blog

Port of Skagway

On our way to the gangway

Skagway

Shops

Shops

Skagway River & View from Rail (VFR)

VFR

Skarway River

VFR

VFR

VFR

VFR

VFR

VFR

Port of Skagway

Back to the Island Princess


Our next port-of-call was the historic town of Skagway. Skagway is known as "the Garden City of Alaska" due to the amount of sunshine and mild temps. And it is also known as the "Gateway to the Klondike". The town’s population exploded during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The completion of a railroad from Skagway to Lake Bennett in 1899 expediated the "stampeders" in their quest for gold. After browsing the quaint shops in Skagway, we enjoyed a 3 hour scenic rail ride up to White Pass Summit. The fall colors are just beginning. Back on board ship, a show in the Princess Theatre with Dan Horn, a stand-up ventriloquist, was humerous and entertaining. Enjoy the pics.



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