The Explorer of the Seas docked in Skagway. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)

Skagway tourism season comes to a close

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As the air gets colder and the days shorter, the Skagway tourism season is coming to a close. Overall, tourism staff says this summer was a success. The last cruise ship of the season has come and gone and shop owners around Skagway are preparing for winter, cleaning up and closing their doors. The streets that were recently busy with visitors are quieting down.
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The Crown Princess cruise ship parked in Haines after high winds prevented it from docking in Skagway. (Photo by Abbey Collins/KHNS)

High winds send cruise ship toward Haines, away from Skagway

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Thousands of unexpected visitors made a stop in Haines today, when an unscheduled cruise ship docked in town this Tuesday morning. The boat was headed for Skagway, but high winds caused a change of plans. The ferry dock is crowded and the wind is strong. It’s a reminder of why the Crown Princess is stopped in Haines and not Skagway. Some passengers walk back and forth to town. Others wait nearby, while tour operators mingle with the crowd.
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