5. Day 4 - Skagway Page 1 of 4
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A panoramic view of Skagway Harbor and the clouds laying over the mountains as our ship docks.
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A small ferry, with its cargo of a dump truck, arrives in Skagway Harbor.
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A view into the town of Skagway nestled in the valley between the mountains.
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The dock at Skagway with a train awaiting passengers from our ship for a scenic train ride up into the mountains. We did not take this tour, but elected to take the Skagway Original Street Car Tour which dates back to the 1920s and President Warren G. Harding.
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A closer view of the awaiting train and the painted signs on the rocks. This is a Skagway tradition where the ships that dock in Skagway paint their logo, and often the Captain's name, to document their visit.
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A telephoto view of the awaiting scenic train and signs on the rocks. Notice the big white sign on the right. It commemorates the 1986 retirement of Capt. J.G. Clark of the Princess Cruise Line, including our ship, the Island Princess.
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Some more of the painted signs on the rocks at Skagway Harbor.
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A painted sign for the Star Princess of the Princess Cruise Line.
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A couple more painted signs for the Princess Cruise Line.
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A painted stone poem from a tourist that reads: "I've seen shops and mountains, and roads that are pretty, But now I must return to my own home City. When I get there I'll tell them all "Skagway is GREAT!". I know 'cause I've been there in 78".
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The locomotive for the famed White Pass & Yukon Route scenic railroad.
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The front of the locomotive for the famed White Pass & Yukon Route scenic railroad.
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Cathy and Joe with Skagway Harbor in the background.
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The side of our ship and a huge Valley Glacier laying up in the mountains at Skagway Harbor.
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A telephoto shot of the huge Valley Glacier up in the cirque of the mountains at Skagway Harbor.
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The carved sign for the Small Boat Harbor at Skagway.
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The Zaandam cruise ship from the Holland America Line also docked at Skagway Harbor.
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Our tour bus for our shore excursion, the "Skagway Alaska Street Car Tour".
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Here is our costumed driver, Lisa, for our "Skagway Alaska Street Car Tour"
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The "Royce Motometer Universal" on the hood of our tour bus.
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The tracks for the White Pass & Yukon Route scenic railroad and mountain view as we enter the town of Skagway on our tour bus.
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Our tour buses parked in downtown Skagway as we are about to see a short one-woman play and video presentation about the history of Skagway.
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The one-woman play and video presentation about the history of Skagway will be presented on this small stage decorated with antiques and artifacts from the town of Skagway.
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Cathy in the audience as the one-woman play and video presentation about the history of Skagway begins.

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