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May 1, 2014

Massive Alaskan cliche for sale


It's a total surprise for tourists who encounter the 105-foot- wide igloo as they tour the interior and the national park on excursion buses, such as those run by Holland America-Princess for cruise ship travelers. Spokesman Charlie Ball said that if bus drivers have time, they'll stop for tourists to snap some photographs of the bulbous structure.

"It's always been a curiosity for our guests," he said. "It's always been a uniquely Alaskan desired photo stop."

Fisher, who has owned the igloo since 1996 through his family business, Fisher's Fuels Inc., rented out four nearby cabins and ran a single fuel pump at the site until 2005.

The property has been for sale off and on for six years. If Fisher has no takers this time around, there are no plans to demolish it. In fact, at some point, Fisher said he would like to recoat it for weather-proofing.

"It's just there to stay," he said.

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