Skagway approves $3.2 million plan to protect cruise ship dock from rockslides

The Skagway borough assembly has unanimously approved spending almost $3.2 million for a temporary solution to protect cruise ships, their passengers and the dock itself from frequent rockslides. Several slides have come down this year, hitting the railroad dock and forcing the closure of the forward berth, costing the community lost tourism business.

Even while using the forward berth, ships had to tender their passengers to shore using small boats from the other side of the vessel to avoid putting people the dock.

This year’s slides resulted in a loss of more than 100,000 visitors to the com...

 

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