We start at the gorgeous Mosquito Lake, and then we head down the Haines Road approx. 40 km. We pass the historical site of Klukwan before entering the beautiful town of Haines Alaska.
Klukwan is located on the bank of the Chilkat River, which is along the Haines road. The area encompasses 2sq. miles of land, and 0 water. In the 1880ís the US navy reported the name of the village as "Chilcat of Klukwan." This is said to mean "the old town". The Chilkat controlled the trade, for some time because In 1881 there were approx. 1000 villagers in 5 areas in the 2sq. miles. By the Early 1900ís Klukwan was the last remaining village of the Chilkat.
Haines is located on a narrow peninsula extending into the Lynn Canal. The area encompasses 8sq. miles of land and 7sq. miles of water. The Haines area was called " Dtehshuh" which is said to mean "the end of the trail" in Chilkat. In 1904 Fort William H. Seward was the first permanent US military installation. Haines used to be the home of a few sawmills. Due to the big expense (which means cost) they had to close in 1976.
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