Alaska 2016 travel blog





fresh crab served right on the pier

old cannery

sunset pink sky

We arrived at 7 am for a short day ashore as we leave at 2 pm. This is a small cruise ship port developed by the local Indians for tourist business after their canning industry dried up. The town opened in 2001 and show cases the life of the cannery and people living in the AREA. In 1944, a fire had destroyed the town of Hoonah (which is also the name of the Indian tribe). As the cannery had fallen on hard times, the town's population moved into the cannery to live until it closed in 1953. Since this time the locals have continued to build and expand the facility to accomodate cruise ships of all sizes. The even have a zip line you can ride which runs from the mountain down into the town. We watched but did not participate. We walked around enjoying the crisp air and sunny skies. Finished up by shopping at a few souvenir shops and gift shops, then returned to the ship.

The movie on the ship was Tom Hanks in the "Bridge of Spies", we watched part but had seen it before so we went to the on deck Salmon bake. As usual everything was good and we enjoyed the food.

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