NEW SHIPS FOR '06

The officers of Holland America's Zuiderdam (left) and CruiseWest's Spirit of Oceanus (right) are welcomed to Skagway on their inaugural calls. Below, local residents tour the Zuiderdam with its magnificent sea horse hanging above the grand lobby staircase. - Jeff Brady

-Heard on the Wind-

Standing across from Eagles, a tourist watched the girls in windows prior to Days of ‘98 show for a bit, then turned to a shopkeeper and asked shyly, “they’re not really...you know?”
It was explained to him the women were actors, not...anything else.
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“Are there any rest rooms in Skagway?”
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As of a local on a hike at Yakutatnia Point, “Isn’t this where the Chilkoot Trail begins?”
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A shopper complimented a store clerk on the fact that they weren’t pushy in their sales and let the customers look around. The clerk replied, “We like to think of ourselves as the pasta that delivers the sauce to the mouth.”
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A dishwasher at a restaurant was asked by a patron which was the men’s and which was the women’s rest room.
“They’re unisex,” the worker replied.
“Is that an Indian word?”
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A train crew member overheard this at the back end of the train: “Sit in the last car. You get a longer ride.”
And then at the other end, behind the engines: “Ride in the front car because the engines are heavier and they won’t fall off the track like the back cars.”
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That’s more like it, a little north wind was all it took. Send more, please, to the windy one at skagnews@aptalaska.net or drop off with the book girls at the News Depot