Slideshow: Malaspina's golden voyage

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Fishing vessels motor around Juneau harbor waiting for the Blessing of the Fleet ceremonies to start.
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Pastor Phil Campbell of Northern Light United Church blesses the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina as she leaves Juneau for Tracy Arm Fjord as part of its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday.
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A longshoreman unties the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina as it leaves Juneau for Tracy Arm as part of it's 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday.
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The FV Brindy passes by the Fishermens Memorial to be blessed by Pastor Phil Campbell of Northern Light United Church
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People assemble for the blessing of the fleet at the Fishermens Memorial in downtown Juneau.
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Forest Service Naturalist Laurie Craig keeps passengers informed with stories of the area on the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during their 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
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Pastor Phil Campbell of Northern Light United Church blesses the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina as she leaves Juneau for Tracy Arm Fjord as part of its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday.
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The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina leaves Juneau for Tracy Arm as part of it's 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to the Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after 0 million retrofit.
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People assemble for the blessing of the fleet at the Fishermens Memorial in downtown Juneau.
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Seaman Amy Dunbar polishes the bow's bell on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina during a cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday.
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Member of the New Archangel Dancers perform on the car deck of the Malaspina during the cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Sunlight highlights the steep walls of Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Julie Coffin photographs the numerous waterfalls in Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
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Member of the New Archangel Dancers perform on the car deck of the Malaspina during the cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Captain John Falvey, General Manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System, leads a tour of the Malaspina as it cruises to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
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Jim Beedle, left, and Gordon Evans enjoy the views in Tracy Arm Fjord on the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina on Saturday. Evans rode on the inaugural voyage of the Malaspina as a reporter for United Press International in 1963. Beedle is a former Deputy Commissioner for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
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Taking in the good weather during the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina's trip to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
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A mountain goat cross a stream in Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Tillie Alper, 2, shows off her new Alaska Marine Highway tatoo during a cruise on the Malaspina to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
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Waterfalls of Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Tillie Alper, 2, receives an Alaska Marine Highway tatoo during a cruise on the Malaspina to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
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Adina Alper, 2, plays with Alaska Marine Highway toy boat during a cruise on the Malaspina to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
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Couples watch performances on the car deck of the Malaspina on Saturday.
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Riley Woodford plays with his daughter, Kayla Woodford-Thomson, on the car deck of the Malaspina during the cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord.
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The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina in Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Nola Lamken and Art Johns provide a little old time music outside the pursers office on the Malaspina.
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Tracy Arm Fjord.
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The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina in Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Tracy Arm Fjord.
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Able-Bodied Seaman Noah Webb mans a rescue boat from the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina as they survey the ice in Tracy Arm during its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday. The ice from the twin Sawyer Glaciers was too thick for the Malaspina to make the full journey to the glaciers faces. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to the Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. The ferry is coming back online after 0 million retrofit.
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Members of the New Archangel Dancers of Sitka wave from the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during a 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday.
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The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina cruises through Tracy Arm as part of it's 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to the Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Kris Dorsey, right, her husband, Brian, and their daughter, Emma, 5, enjoys their time out on the deck of the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during it's 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on Saturday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Able-Bodied Seaman Charlie Whipple discribes how he designed and masked for painting the Alaskan flag on the smoke stack of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina during a cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord on its 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage on Saturday. The ice from the twin Sawyer Glaciers was too thick for the Malaspina to make the full journey to the glaciers faces. The ship has been making a special run from Ketchikan to Skagway this week with side trips to the Misty Fiords National Monument and Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Passengers abroad the Malaspina take in the views of Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina leaves Juneau for Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Photographers snap pictures as the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina leaves Juneau for Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Passengers making the entire Ketchikan to Skagway Golden Voyage trip on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina receive a special badge to wear. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Passengers find a quiet place to rest on the Malaspina during the cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Woody Dvorak is flanked by his wife, Kathy, left, and cousin, Karin Massey, right, as they relax in the solarium during the trip to Tracy Arm Fjord on the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Children play with a piece of glacier ice during the trip to Tracy Arm Fjord on the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina on Saturday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Mary Zahn takes a piece of the special dessert provided during the cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord by the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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One of two diesel engines that provide about 4000 horsepower each that propel the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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3rd Assistant Engineer Adrian Isenhour gives a tour of the engine room on the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during a cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Capt. Christian Biagi, left, and Chief Mate David Turner watch for icebergs as the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina enters Tracy Arm Fjord during a special 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage trip from Juneau on Saturday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Chief Mate David Turner keeps watch on the bridge of the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Chief Mate David Turner, left, and Able-Bodied Seaman Charlie Whipple keep watch on the bridge of the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Shawna Puustinen hold her daughter, Kallie, 3, as they enjoy the views aboard the Alaska State Highway ferry Malaspina during a cruise to Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina in Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Passengers abroad the Malaspina take in the views of Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina in Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Passengers abroad the Malaspina take in the views of Tracy Arm Fjord. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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