Category: Heard on the Wind

HOW: August 12, 2016

  One Skagwegian over heard a visitor in town inquire as they strolled up and down the Broadway boardwalk: “How many jewelry stores can one town have?” A hungry vistor couldn’t believe their eyes: “Is that a real Safeway...

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HOW: July 29, 2016

Night at the post office The windy one was the last one in line at the post office before the lunchtime hour. A few minutes before 11:30, the postmaster came out to the lobby to close the accordian door into the lobbly, leaving...

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HOW: July 15, 2016

The main drag A woman came upon the Fourth of July parade on Broadway, not really knowing where she was, and was trying to get to the other side. Exasperated, she said to her husband: “I don’t know. There’s no way to cross, and...

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HOW: May 27, 2016

Tongass polar bear warning “You should be really cautious about polar bears. There are like three or four documented polar bear attacks. They hunt people,” said a fearful visitor to a kid about to get off the train for a hike to...

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HOW: September 25, 2015

• A wind watcher in Sitka saw a tourist wearing a WP&YR train hat in Sitka and asked him, “Did you ride the train?” “No, we came here on the ferry.” • A biker was following a Skagway Street Car bus on a fairly calm Sunday on...

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