gingerbread house
©Author Adventures
gingerbread house
©Author Adventures

“Our breath is brief, and being so
Let’s make our heaven here below,
And lavish kindness as we go.”
— Robert W. Service

This British-born poet and author felt compelled to leave his home in Scotland to explore the Alaskan wilderness, after relocating to North America. The town of Skagway, Alaska keeps his memory alive through special events and programs. Skagway has a population of approximately 970 residents.

Before you go, you can check out his poetic writing style in the free e-book, Trail of ’98, available from www.gutenberg.org.

Read more about Robert W. Service here: poets.org.

Skagway is the third stop on our Alaska Trail!

Patricia Smart