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The Alaska Marine Highway comprises three systems. One is the Southeast system, which originates in Bellingham, Wash. and Prince Rupert B.C., and follows the Inside Passage to Haines and Skagway.

The Cross-Gulf System links all regions of the state, providing transportation from Juneau to Yakutat, Valdez, and Seward. Sailing will be available nearly every month throughout the fall, winter and spring of 2002-2003 and twice monthly from May through August of 2003. The Southcentral/Southwest system serves coastal communities from Prince William Sound to the Aleutian Islands. Southcentral communities also accessible by highway are Valdez, Seward and Homer.

Accessible only by ferry are Cordova, Seldovia and Kodiak, plus the Aleutian Island communities of Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. Reservations are required for all sailings.

Location: 6858 Glacier Highway, Juneau Alaska 99801 Telephone 907-465-3941 Fax 277-4829

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12/08 Coming to The Juneau area
Alaska Folk Festival Juneau AK April8-14 FREE! There is no admission charge to any concert, dance, workshop or other event. AFF encourages and supports non-professional musicians as well as professionals.
Southeast Alaska State Fair Haines AK July25-28 This annual fair is held at the fairgrounds in Haines in mid-August and grew out of a strawberry festival. It features agriculture, home arts, fine arts and crafts. The highlight is the Bald Eagle Music Festival. Pig racing for cookies is a featured attraction, along with a logging contest, art demonstrations, exhibits of flowers, livestock, baked goods, quilting, and woodworking. A horse show, parade and other events round out the attractions.
Alaska Bald Eagle Festival Haines AK November11-17 This festival celebrates the world's largest gathering of bald eagles in the Chilkat Valley near Haines at a time when the eagles are feeding on a late run of coho and chum salmon. The eagles congregate along the Chilkat River and can easily be viewed from many pullouts on the Haines Highway in the Bald Eagle Preserve. The festival includes the release of wild rehabilitated eagles, live bird presentations, art exhibits, naturalist-guided tours, photographic workshops, seminars on birding and natural history topics, exhibits, and keynote speakers.