The ship did some sailing while we were asleep and had docked in Haines before I ever awoke. Haines was formed in 1881 by a Presbyterian minister as a mission to natives. The current population is now 2,800. Wade and I decided not to do any formal excursions so we walked around the town (in the pouring rain). The best news â€“ they had a grocery with Milk Duds for me and Fruit Loops for Wade.
Our boat made a second stop today in Skagway â€“ the starting point for the White Pass and Chilkoot trails to the Klondike goldfields. We took a train ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway to the summit of the trail at the Canadian border.