National Geographic : 1956 Jun
© National Geographic Society 738 S.S. Aleutian Cruises the Inside Passage, a Watery Maze Through Alaska's Panhandle Two skilled pilots and modern radar equipment helped the ship's captain navigate the tortuous channel. Swift tides sometimes slowed the big vessel to a crawl; rain and mist often obscured the view. Lofty snow peaks, islands, and glaciers line the fiord-indented passage. Approaching Juneau, these railside passengers watch the parade of spectacular scenery along Gastineau Channel. Shuffleboard players enjoy a rare bit of sun.