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Pacific Coast Steamship Company tourist diary

Guide to the Pacific Coast Steamship Company tourist diary

Collection number: HMC-0721.
Creator: unknown.
Title: Pacific Coast Steamship Company tourist diary.
Date: 1908.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary:Souvenir diary of a tourist who visited Southeast Alaska and British Columbia on the S.S. Spokane.

Biographical note:
Not available at this time.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a tourist’s souvenir diary for an Alaska cruise on the Pacific Coast Steamship Company’s S. S. Spokane, which sailed from Seattle in 1908. The small booklet is for Alaska excursions for the 1908 season. The item contains: a calendar; a list of company steamships; a list of company routes; distances from Seattle to ports and points of interest; heights of principal mountains and peaks on the Pacific Coast; an article commenting on Alaskan points of interest to tourists; and several pages for diary entries. The tourist’s diary entries are handwritten, covering the period from July 31st to August 6th. During this time, the ship made stops in Victoria, Metlakatla, Ketchikan, Killisnoo, Sitka and Glacier Bay. The entries mention weather, scenery, lectures and other aspects of life on ship, and tourist attractions seen and activities undertaken during the trip.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to this collection.

Preferred citation: Pacific Coast Steamship Company tourist diary, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2004.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnot in 2004. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2016.

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