Photographer's Note

I had taken a ferry trip through Southeast Alaska in the late 70's, before most of you were born :-)!! There was practically nothing I could recognize from that time. However, Haines is most like my memories of that trip. Because the criuse ships all go to Skagway, little Haines has developed from a few rough buildings on a dirt road to a charming artsy town.

On the ferry, we saw a girl with a bumper sticker saying, “I love my country, but we’ve got to start seeing other people.” Her recommendation for a restaurant was the Fireweed. It was a good reccomendation, a real community gathering place; in fact we saw her there later on.

We stopped to ask directions from a fellow wearing a t-shirt that said, “I just love the sound of those deadlines as they go swooshing by,” that seemed to be the attitude in this very laid-back community and the attitude I remember from the 70's.

Skagway on the other hand is a VERY upscale shopping center, like Aspen and Jackson Hole.

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Additional Photos by Pat Lim (plimrn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3999 W: 226 N: 6734] (21344)
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