ALASKA

July 29, 2009

Juneau, Alaska

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The City of Juneau, Alaska

Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

Juneau is Alaska’s capitol city and it was the first community established after Alaska became a part of the US ownership in 1867. It is the second largest city in area in the US, at 2717 square miles of land and 538 square miles of water. Juneau has no highways in or out. All the cars, busses or trucks that are used here come in by ferry or barge. There is one major roadway north and south, but it doesn’t go far. Juneau has a Walmart and an airport and it is quite busy, especially during tourist season.

We met Bruce and Debbie G. at the dock and they were our kind hosts showing us around town and the area. We went up the tram, had a native lunch of fried Halibut and chips at the Sandbar Grill, then went to a neat sanctuary on the northern channel, the Mendenhall glacier, a mining museum and then we had dinner at the Thane Ore House Salmon Bake south of town. Bruce is a.k.a. BTPost on my bulletin boards.


Approaching Juneau Northbound in the Gastineau Channel

Approaching Juneau Northbound in the Gastineau Channel

Note the Tram at the upper right.

Note the Tram at the upper right.

Approaching the Dock

Approaching the Dock

Our sister ship - the Westerdam (southbound loop)

Our sister ship - the Westerdam (southbound loop)

And here's Juneau!

And here's Juneau!

Docking at Juneau

Docking at Juneau

Hooking up the ropes.

Hooking up the ropes.

Riding up the Mount Roberts Tramway

Riding up the Mount Roberts Tramway

The Veendam as seen from the Tram

The Veendam as seen from the Tram

The southern most docks at Juneau

The southern most docks at Juneau

A full view of Juneau below.

A full view of Juneau below.

The land at the top.

The land at the top.

Wildflower Meadow

Wildflower Meadow

The view East

The view East

Inside reflections on a good southern view.

Inside reflections on a good southern view.




Photos from the Shrine of St. Therese north of Juneau on Favorite Channel:

A quiet natural setting away from the tourists.

A quiet natural setting away from the tourists.

Photos from the Shrine of St. Therese

Photos from the Shrine of St. Therese

Photos from the Shrine of St. Therese

Photos from the Shrine of St. Therese

The Chapel of St. Therese 1938

The Chapel of St. Therese 1938

Inside the Chapel

Inside the Chapel

Quiet, Serene, away from Tourists

Quiet, Serene, away from Tourists

Our friends Bruce and Debbie Gordon

Our friends Bruce and Debbie Gordon of Excursion Inlet

They live on the other side of those mountains.

They live on the other side of those mountains.



Photos from the Mendenhall Glacier:

Annie at the Mendenhall Glacier

Annie at the Mendenhall Glacier

Jeannie and Harry at the Mendenhall Glacier

Jeannie and Harry at the Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier and Falls

The falls at the Mendenhall Glacier

Nugget Falls to the right of Mendenhall Glacier

Location Display at the Visitor's Center

Location Display at the Visitor's Center


Click for Juneau, Alaska Forecast

The Last Chance Mining Museum:

The Last Chance Mining Museum

The Last Chance Mining Museum

Motor driven rope belt Com pres sor

Motor for a rope belt driven Com pres sor

Ingersol Rand Com pres sor

Ingersol Rand Two Cylinder Com pres sor

Rope belt driven Ingersoll Rand Com pres sor

Rope belt driven Ingersoll Rand Com pres sor

The Last Chance Mining Museum

Electrical Control Panel

Belt Driven Machinery

Belt Driven Machinery


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