National Geographic : 1939 Jan
NOTE: "Surprise Ports" are extra calls, located off the regular lanes of travel, not shown in steamer schedules. In Alaska, while the ship loads or unloads, anglers try their luck in nearby streams or lakes, hikers explore mountain trails. An Alaska cruise is different . . . imagine hiking during a steamer voyage! Here are no measureless reaches of ocean, but rather a smooth and sheltered channel fenced by closeby scenic grandeur. Beneath a warm May-through-September sun, sail Alaska's island dotted, mountain-sheltered seas; steam to the very face of mighty, Fo roaring glaciers; find adventure in every port of gold, totem or old lit Russian fame; visit Matanuska Valley, Mt. McKinley National Park, t hear a "malamute chorus," see gold mining. * Enjoy the luxury of o modem, completely air-conditioned train service over scenic routes to er Seattle to board your All-American one-class steamer. Rail and all- the inclusive steamer fares are moderate; a complete choice of Alaska cruises and cruise-tours, with sailings several times weekly, fits every vacation time-budget! And, en route to or from Alaska, visit the Golden Gate International Exposition. NORTHERN PACIFIC BURLINGTON ROUTE NORTH WESTERN LINE K UNION PACIFIC SOUTHERN PACIFIC GREAT NORTHERN THE MILWAUKEE ROAD THE ALASKA RAILROAD ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY r fascinating free aska Vacationland 'rature, mail the rpon to the Alaska amshipCompany, om 902,Pier Two, battle; and book ly through one of e lines listed at left, below.