Thursday, July 3, 2014

Welcome to Skagway

Skagway, Alaska has about 920 permanent inhabitants. During the Summer months, the large cruise ships dock at the edge of the town and there are an average of 2000 to 3000 or more people per ship per day, every day. The day I visited Skagway, there were four cruise ships tied up in the docks. If you think about it, Skagway is really the Alaskan version of a theme park. It is tiny little town with intentionally quaint buildings in the downtown area that are mostly entirely dedicated to tourists. I am sure if you lived there, you would soon find the "real" Skagway where the reality of living out the winters can be a decisive factor.

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