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1930s-era photograph of an Alaska Steamship vessel

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This 1930s-era photograph of an Alaska Steamship vessel docked at the end of a street in Ketchikan portends the late 20th century, when cruise ship travel to Alaska became more affordable to middle-class Americans. Alaska State Library.

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