Skagway loses cruise ship visits as landslides limit dock use
August 17, 2022
Several landslides have closed the cruise ship dock in Skagway for the rest of the summer, causing what’s expected to be at least three dozen vessels to skip the tourism-dependent port by the end of summer.
The municipality issued an emergency declaration on Aug. 4, citing the need to shore up the slide-damaged areas and the loss of more than 100,000 cruise passengers to cancellations and rescheduling.
A mid-July report from a geotechnical and environmental consulting firm showed “significant risk” of “catastrophic failure” of the mountainside above the dock that poses “signific...