MOVING SEASON – Soon after the last ship left, not just people were on the move. This building which housed artist galleries near Sixth and on Broadway was moved out to the gold dredge to make room for a new and bigger building for the galleries next year. The dredge will use it as a tour office. JB

-Heard on the Wind-

We had a few last breaths submitted as the final ships sailed southward...

Asked of a Skagway Air pilot on a Glacier Bay tour: “Can you drive cars on a glacier”
“Then why do they have the lines painted down there?”

Outside the hardware store, someone (apparently a Home Depot customer) said, “This doesn’t look like a real hardware store.”

And from the Fish Co., a waiter there was asked, “Are the baby back ribs fish ribs?” and “Are the black tiger prawns really black?”

Finally, it was pointed out to us that there is an eagle in the cage at the top of the Mt. Roberts Tramway in Juneau, so a woman looking for it in Skagway a while back wasn’t too far off her rocker.

And that’s a wrap for the 2006 season. Remember, when you travel this winter, blow easily or you could end up in a column like this in another town. – The Windy One