Alaska Steamship Company, days of yore.

Just emailed a friend who likes Alaska Huskies with this story. Thought you all might like this tid-bit of history too.----- Back in the days when Alaska Steamship Company was about the only way to get from Seattle to Alaska they provided a pretty good passenger service. Their ships were never exclusively passenger but also carried freight. In those days it took a long time to unload since they didn't have vans like today, but had to hand load everything on/off pallets. As a consequence passengers got a lot of time in each port. Like when I was a kid we stopped at Ketchikan and Juneau and maybe even Sitka, I can't remember them all, on the way to Cordova, then the ship would go to Valdez and Seward (Anchorage). Anyway, Alaska Steam was famous for their menus. They almost always put a picture of an Alaska Husky on the front of each. My Mom framed them so today one of the bedrooms in the old house in Cordova still has them on the walls.  One time when I did a stint for the airport/aviation section of the Alaska DOT&PF there was a personnel officer in Anchorage who worked for us. One time I was in his office and looking at his pictures. I said, so you have a collection of Alaska Steam menus, hey? He said, how did you know that?

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing!


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