|Alaska Trip 4 Next||Haines to Skagway, Alaska|
09 August 1993: In the evening, we took the Alaska Ferry M.V. Matanuska from Haines to Skagway.
Check-in time for the ferry was 6:15 pm. The ship arrived at 7:40 and had to wait until 8:00 for the ferry to Juneau to leave the dock. It was 8:40 pm before the Matanuska began loading; we were not underway until 9:25; and it was not until 10:20 that we began leaving the ship in Skagway. It was a long wait for a short trip. [Of course, the time to drive 362 miles via the Haines Highway, the Alaska Highway and the Klondike Highway would be even longer.]