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Fjordland rescued running squad


I’m writing on behalf of the Haines Glacier Bears cross-country team to express our deep gratitude toward the crew of the Fjordland. So there we were, an assortment of nearly 40 soaking wet runners, family members and supporters just off of a very challenging Skagway course. When we arrived at the Skagway ferry terminal immediately after the race, we learned that the Malaspina had just left the dock and that the last southbound boat of the day, the Fairweather, would not be stopping in Haines.

No planes were flying and we had no place to stay. This was news to us. When the Jacobsons learned of our predicament, they immediately dispatched their crew to come get us. Captain George Falcon and Colleen McGuire were there within the hour. I’ve often watched the Fjordland pass and thought, “There goes the most beautiful boat in Southeast.” On Friday evening, however, I said, “There’s the most beautiful ship in the world.”  

Thank you Glen and Alison Jacobson, you really saved the team. Liam Cassidy