Skagway residents are facing a two-and-a-half month disruption in Alaska Marine Highway ferry service sometime in the next year and a half. The municipality held a meeting last week to hear from residents about what they think the best timing would be for the looming closure of the ferry dock.
Buffalo Soldiers, units of black soldiers formed in the 19th century before the U.S. military was de-segregated, are a part of Alaska’s history – specifically, Skagway’s history – during the days of the Klondike Gold Rush.
It appears a proposed Skagway raptor tour that has drawn resistance from some in the community will be able to move forward. Alaska Mountain Guides is partnering with the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines to bring a raptor tour to the Liarsville neighborhood in Skagway.
Last week, the cruise ship Crystal Serenity sailed into Nome and 850 of the cruise ship’s passengers were ferried in from the offshore vessel and took the day to tour the city, but
some business owners say their expectations for hypothetical increase in profits for the day weren’t met.