Diva Goes Ashore in ALASKA
Sights to see & things to do
valley of the eagles, Haines is located at the northern end of
America’s longest fjord. The
original settlement was begun as a trading post and Presbyterian
mission in 1879. Today’s
visitors enjoy spotting the abundant wildlife and browsing the
galleries of the works of Chilkoot and Chilkat Tlingits and other
resident artists. After all,
Haines did start out as a trading post.
calling on Haines dock at the Port Chilkoot Dock just opposite Fort
Seward. If your ship isn’t
calling there, you can easily reach Haines from Skagway by water taxi
for a day excursion.
and its Native Alaska heritage are the significant draws to this
picturesque setting. The
American Bald Eagle Foundation and Natural History Museum contains a
huge diorama celebrating the “Valley of the Eagles.”
replica of a Chilkat Native tribal house or the Chilkat Center for the
Arts is where the famous Chilkat Dancers perform.
After the show, visitors are treated to a delicious salmon
a nature hike through an Alaskan rain forest and bring your binoculars
to catch an up-close glimpse of eagles.
For a more leisurely pursuit, local guides will take you on a
horse-drawn carriage tour through Fort Seward, the downtown area, and
along the Lynn Canal.
Cruising-- Spring! It's
in the air and cruisers' fancies turn north. North to Alaska, with
thoughts of majestic scenery, frontiers to explore, and what to
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