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Skagway(skăg`wā'), city (1990 pop. 692), Skagway-Yakutat census div., SE Alaska, in the Panhandle, at the head of Lynn Canal; founded 1897. It is an ice-free port of entry; a trade and tourist center; the coastal terminus of the White Pass and Yukon Railway, which halted passenger service in 1982 but now operates a tourist train; and the northernmost terminal of the ferry system from Prince Rupert, British Columbia. During the gold rush of 1897–98 it was a major disembarking point to the KlondikeKlondike
, region of Yukon, NW Canada, just E of the Alaska border. It lies around Klondike River, a small stream that enters the Yukon River from the east at Dawson. The discovery in 1896 of rich placer gold deposits in Bonanza (Rabbit) Creek, a tributary of the Klondike,
..... Click the link for more information. . Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is there, and Reid Falls (295 ft/90 m) is nearby.
a city in the USA, in the southeastern part of Alaska. Population, 700 (1970). Skagway is a port on an inlet of the Lynn Canal and the terminus of a railroad line to Whitehorse, Canada. It imports concentrates of nonferrous metals and asbestos from northern Canadian mines. Skagway was founded in 1897 during the gold rush as the starting point of a road across White Pass to the gold fields of the Klondike River valley.