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Skagway - Town Frozen In The Past

Sergey Dolya • 3 minutes read • November 10th, 2015

Population of


- town, frozen in the past - is less than 1 000 people, at the same time each year this place is visited by almost 1 million tourists. The town is like the scenery of the Western. Today I will tell you about this town...


was the starting point for many gold prospectors heading to 800-mile journey to the mountains of the Klondike for the gold:

Here was even built a unique railroad, and on the main street stands a snow-removal engine:

Every house on Broadway has a shop on the ground floor, and if in Ketchikan were sold mainly jewelry and warm clothes, here in the stores dominate jewellery and Russian dolls:

Some stores park old cars in front of the entrance to attract tourists:

Note the legs in the flower bed:

Skagway Chamber of Commerce:

The flag of


is very similar to the EU flag, but instead of the ring it depicts the Big Dipper and North Star:

Tourists are brought around the town on the ridiculous yellow buses:

Despite the small size, the town has a functioning fire station. Generally, the fire stations are a separate issue:

Here in Alaska the high and low tides are strongly felt. The difference can be up to 13 meters! I took a picture of our ship at 12, 2 and 4:30 pm. Let's see how much the water level changed for 4 hours. Looking at it, I remembered the stories by Jules Verne, when his characters were constantly waiting for high tide or low tide. I had not realized that the difference in sea level can be so great:

Author: Sergeydolya

Translated by: Gian Luka

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