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Images of Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska, Photo Album
Alongside the Railroad Dock in Skagway is an impressive wall of solid granite that is home to one of the most unique art collections in Alaska. Since 1928, the crews of ships have been "autographing" this wall to commemorate their first voyage to Skagway. Though access to the dock has been severely curtailed since "9/11", passengers on the cruise ships which use the dock and off-season visitors can spend hours reading the signatures, which comprise a virtual "Who's Who" of Alaska passenger ships from the past 80-odd years. The skull, known as "Soapy Smith's Skull", is believed to have been painted in the Fall of 1926 on a natural rock formation shaped like a skull.

This photograph is © 2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
'Soapy Smith's Skull' on the ship signature wall at Skagway, Alaska