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Haines Harbor - our base for SE Alaska

We headed south to Haines, one of the few towns in SE Alaska that you can actually drive to. If you looked at a map, you would think this area should be part of British Columbia, but a deal between Russia & Great Britain in 1827 kept this area under Russian Control (protecting their fur trading interests) it was sold to the US along with the rest of Alaska in 1867 for the bargain price of $7 million (roughly 2 cents per acre).