Join in on a guided tour of the historic ship Balclutha. Discover the hardships and rewards of the sailors who fought for survival during the treacherous Cape Horn passage.
On February 1, 8, and 15, 2015 the tour will be:
The Great Migration in Alaska: African Americans, the Alaska Packers Association, and the Politics of Race at Sea, 1896-1929
In 1920, more than 300 African Americans signed contracts to work in Alaska's salmon industry and voyaged north aboard the Star of Alaska (Balclutha) and similar ships. These men were part of the early wave of the Great Migration from the South, and we invite visitors to explore their experiences.