Seattle. Alaska Steamship Company. 1925.
Brochure, 9.25 x 3.75 inches, 20 numbered pages. Inset map shows cruise routes. The booklet features photos, deck-plan diagrams, and various itineraries for six ships in the fleet: the S.S. Alaska; the S.S. Yukon; the S.S. Northwestern; the S.S. Alameda; the S.S. Jefferson; the S.S. Victoria. The Excursions described are the Golden Belt Line Tour; Prince William Sound Cruise; Inside Passage Cruise; Dawson and/or Atlin Tour; Bering Sea Cruise. The pamphlet informs the reader: "For 1925 the Alaska Steamship Company offers a wide variety of splendid excursion tours to Alaska at rates ranging from as low as $90.00 for a round-trip cruise of 2300 miles entirely by steamer, to $270.35 for a tour of 4500 miles by steamer, rail and automobile. On the verso of the front cover the company quotes the four long paragraphs of President Harding's "last public utterance," July 27, 1923 at Seattle. The message in a nutshell: "There can be none to dispute to Alaska preeminence as the empire of scenic wonders." Overall, a most interesting and uncommon brochure (one WorldCat listing only) featuring photos, diagrams and text to tempt the reader to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime Alaska cruise. Very good condition. Item #50427