In 1948 my dad built an access road from the Dyea Road to his homestead, USS3308, on Dayea Point. In 1954 he was granted control of this access road in perpetuity by the federal government when his land was patented.

No one requesting permission to use this road since then has been denied. However, unwanted access to the property has been an ongoing problem, and in the early 70’s we installed a double gate with a welded chain and began locking it. Removing my lock and welded chain does not negate my legal right to keep this road gated and locked. Again, no one has ever been refused access to this road if they request it. However, destroying my property is going to make a peaceful resolution challenging.

Betsy Albecker • Skagway