Traveling the Inside Passage to Alaska

Date:
Wednesday, 01/03/2018
Time: 6:30 pm

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On January 3, 1959, Alaska officially became our 49th State! Join us in celebration as we travel the inside passage to Alaska with this lecture and visual presentation. The Adventure starts in Vancouver, Canada on the cruise ship “Volendam”. During this nine-day voyage the history of Alaska unfolds. The glacier-carved coastline of the Inside Passage is a protected waterway of virgin forest with steep fjords and quiet picturesque little towns. Visit Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau. At Juneau we take you on a visual tour of the Gold Rush days and the town’s historic sites. We pass by the Governor’s mansion, St. Nickolas Church and visit the salmon hatchery. This area of Alaska gets 10 to 12 feet of rain each year therefore they have 700 species of the most beautiful flowers you have ever seen. Mendenhall Glacier presents the calving of new icebergs, a rare site. Bird sightings such as Alaskan Puffins and the great Eagles are quite common. Often times we see a school of dolphins at the bow of the ship, seals on the rocks and sightings of the Orca’s. At Skagway we follow the gold miners trail to the Yukon. We board the train of the “White Pass Railroad” and climb to a 7,000-foot elevation.  Join Al & David Eicher for this presentation on the beauty that is Alaska.  This presentation is 50 minutes. There will be time after for Q &A.  Families are welcome. Register at the Adult Service desk or call the library at 734-426-4477.

Contact: lryan@dexter.lib.mi.us
Location: Dexter District Library – Lower Level


6:30 PM 6:30 PM America/Detroit Traveling the Inside Passage to Alaska

On January 3, 1959, Alaska officially became our 49th State! Join us in celebration as we travel the inside passage to Alaska with this lecture and visual presentation. The Adventure starts in Vancouver, Canada on the cruise ship “Volendam”. During this nine-day voyage the history of Alaska unfolds. The glacier-carved coastline of the Inside Passage […]

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