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May 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Alaska cruise: Dopey souvenirs from the Northland

Every place has its dopey souvenirs that tourists love. In Seattle, it’s anything made of Mount St. Helens ash. In Alaska? Take a look…

A really dopey moose wine-bottle corker will add sophistication to any dinner table.

A really dopey moose wine-bottle corker will add sophistication to any dinner table.

If you didn't managed to get mauled while photographing a grizzly, you can at least take home a bear claw extendable back scratcher.

If you didn’t manage to get mauled while photographing a grizzly in Alaska, you can at least take home a “Bear Claw!”-brand extendable back scratcher. A bargain at $5.99.

The ulu is a well-known native Alaskan blade used for skinning seals. Got small seals to skin back home? You need a Pocket Ulu.

The ulu is a well-known Native Alaskan blade used for skinning seals. Got small seals to skin back home? You need a Pocket Ulu.

People will buy anything when they're on vacation.

People will buy anything when they’re on vacation.

Or you can just bring home a bad case of indigestion after eating one of these. (all photos by Brian J. Cantwell / The Seattle Times)

Or you can just bring home a bad case of indigestion after eating one of these. (all photos by Brian J. Cantwell / The Seattle Times)

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