Photos of Off-Cemetery Graves near Skagway, Alaska
Off-Cemetery Graves near Skagway, Alaska
1950 - 1994
Paul Wallin, of Homer, Alaska, was killed on November 29, 1994, when the Railroad Dock at Skagway collapsed because of a huge underwater landslide. Wallin, a welder, was working on the wooden 1,300-foot-long dock when 900 feet of it was destroyed. The slide occurred at 7:12 p.m., and triggered a 25-foot wave that did millions of dollars in damage to other structures. Wallin's body was never recovered - it is assumed that his body is buried under mud and rock. A new concrete Railroad Dock was built at the same location.
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