Active rockslides are threatening to devastate the town’s multimillion dollar cruise ship port. That could take a serious bite out of the visitor industry that feeds Southeast Alaska’s summer economy.
During the summers, Juneau’s Noatak Post can be found playing the violin for tourists visiting the state’s capital as they disembark from cruise ships.
When the second phase of the project is complete next year, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan will all be able to accommodate four Panamax ships at once.
Attorneys for the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial objected to the construction of Juneau’s new cruise ship berth because it could disrupt the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.
Hoonah’s Icy Strait Point tourist attraction could see more visitors once a new cruise ship dock is built.