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Alaska Cruise, Day 3: Skagway, AK

September 16, 2002

Our second port of call was Skagway, the northernmost town of Alaska's Inside Passage. Skagway is known for being the gateway to the historic Klondike gold rush of the 1890s. The White Pass & Yukon Railway was constructed for the gold rushers, and today it is the main tourist attraction of Skagway. We went on this train tour and took a walk in downtown Skagway, which is basically made of tourist shops. A busy day in summer can bring five cruises to Skagway! Most vendors here would pack and leave for the Carribbean by the end of September (not for vacation, but for the tourist season there).

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