Haines gets me.

Maybe it’s because I love a good story, and Haines is full of them.

Or it could be the people: good humored, resilient, and eccentric folk who go about their business all the while making outsiders feel right at home. Remote? Yes, so much so that if you’re pregnant, you’re encouraged to take the ferry or fly to Juneau three to four weeks prior to your due date in order to give birth at the “nearest” hospital.