The Alaskan Marine Highway
August-September, 2004

Taking a trip on the Alaskan Marine Highway is quite an experience! Follow the links on the bottom and view 8 more pages of pictures and narratives. Pictures and text by Roz Dudden.
Day
Place
Transport
Time
Time
Comment

8/28
Sat.

Denver to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada Air Alaska; Horison Air; ZIP Air

Depart
7:00 am

Arrive
1:50 pm
Denver, CO, to Seattle, WA, on Air Alaska. Seattleto Vancouver, BC on Horizon Air. Vancourver to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, on ZIP air
 8/28
Sat.
Whitehorse RV     Nadia met me a the airport. Our mode of transportation was Yellow Cab 99.We went out to the RV Park and relaxed. We then went to town and toured the local museum. We then as a great steak dinner.
 8/29
Sun.
Whitehorse to Skagway RV Depart
11:00 am
Arrive
6:00 pm
We toured the Beringia Exhibit and left Whitehorse about 11:00. We stopped at various pullouts and then at Carcross (formerly Caribou Crossing) for lunch and walking around. We arrived at Skagway about 5 pm. We went to Dinner at the Red Onion. Most of the shops were closed. We then went to a musican review about Soapy Smith, formerly of Denver.
 8/30
Mon.
Skagway to Ferry RV and Ferry, M/V Columbia M/V Columbia,
Depart
8:45 pm
  In the morning, I hiked to Lower Dewey Lake while Nadia worked around the RV and moved it to the Ferry Dock waiting line.We had a nice lunch at a Chinese restaurant.We toured the shops and museums. We got in the RV, already in line, at 6:45. We got on the Ferry about 8 pm and dined inthe dining room.
8/30
Mon.
Haines
from Skagway
M/V Columbia M/V Columbia,
Arrive
10:15 pm
M/V Columbia,
Depart
11:15 pm
We were in our bunks.
8/31
Tues.
Juneau
from Haines
M/V Columbia M/V Columbia,
Arrive
3:25 am
M/V Columbia,
Depart
6:15 am
We were in our bunks.
8/31
Tues.
Sitka
from Juneau
M/V Columbia M/V Columbia,
Arrive
2:15 pm
M/V Columbia,
Depart
5:15 pm
In Sitka, I took a tour and Nadia took the shuttle. On the tour, I went Sitka National Historical Park and shopping downtown.
9/1
Wed.
Petersburg
from Sitka
M/V Columbia M/V Columbia,
Arrive
2:45 am
M/V Columbia,
Depart
3:45 am
We were in our bunks.
9/1
Wed.
Wrangell
from Petersburg
M/V Columbia M/V Columbia,
Arrive
7:15 am
M/V Columbia,
Depart
7:45 am
Nadia checked on the cats in the RV and I walked around he parking lot.
9/1
Wed.
Ketichan
from Wrangell
M/V Columbia M/V Columbia,
Arrive
2:30 pm
M/V Columbia,
Depart
6:30 pm
In Ketichan, we went to Totem Heritage Center by Taxi. We walked to Creek Street via the "Married Man's Way," had lunch, and then visited some shops.
9/1
Wed.
to
10/3
Fri.
Bellingham, WA
from Ketichan
M/V Columbia M/V Columbia,
Arrive
8:00 am
  On our day "at sea," we attended talked by Rachel, our Forset Service Naturalist, whose lectures were always nteresting. we also viewed a movie on the destruction of Ripple Rock in 1953.

9/3
Fri.

Bellingham, WA Betsy's House     In Bellingham, we stayed with my firend, Betsy. On Friday we had lunch with her family and toured the Fairhaven part of Bellingham.
9/4
Sat.
Bellingham, WA and Lummi Island Betsy's House     We went by ferry (again!) to Lummi Island to an Open Studio event. We had lunch there and a great time.
9/4
Sun.
Bellingham, WA to Seattle to Denver, CO Betsy's House, RV, Air Alaska, Blue Shuttle

Depart
Bellingham
10:30 am.
Depart Seattle
2:33 pm

Arrvie Denver
6:09 pm
Uneventful trip home!



CarCross General Store

Sunrise from the ship

Alaska Navigation Footer

Whitehorse to Skagway 1 Ship Board Life
Whitehorse to Skagway 2 Views from on Board
Skagway Sitka
Getting on the Ferry Bellingham

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