Some Skagway leaders are growing frustrated with what they see as an unproductive back-and-forth with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. What started as a hopeful process aimed at a new tidelands lease has now turned into something close to a stalemate.
A U.S. Navy veteran has spent the summer sailing up the coast into Alaska’s Inside Passage. Shawn Meyer, accompanied by other veterans during his journey, has been filming the experience and uploading episodes along the way for YouTube show, Sailing the Sea Bear.
The future remains bright for the cruise industry in Alaska, a cruise line association president said Monday during a shared during a luncheon. Cruise Lines International Association Alaska president John Binkley delivered the optimistic news to the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce.
An economic study commissioned by Juneau’s Docks and Harbors projects 1.5 million cruise ship visitors in 10 years. The city is developing an urban plan for the downtown waterfront as visitors numbers increase.