A Journal, with Pictures

Ketchikan, Alaska

by on Jul.18, 2011, under Happenings

We arrive at our first des­ti­na­tion Ketchikan, Alas­ka which is known as the salmon cap­i­tal of world. Ketchikan orig­i­nat­ed as a salmon fish­ing and can­ning port and still has a big com­mer­cial fish­ing indus­try. The only access is by air or sea and aver­ages 162 inch­es of pre­cip­i­ta­tion per year. Ketchikan was a rough and tum­ble town in the ear­ly days and the for­mer red light dis­trict, Creek Street, has been con­vert­ed to tourist shops. Besides fish­ing, tourism is the main indus­try. This was my first stop last year when I flew to Alas­ka so I knew the lay of the land and decid­ed to explore the sur­round­ing area. We took a boat excur­sion to Misty Fjord which is a glaciat­ed fjord, and lived up to its name, Misty. We saw wild life and beau­ti­ful scenery includ­ing a vol­canic plug called Edge­comb Rock. When we returned,we toured Ketchkan, returned to the ship for cock­tails, din­ner and a show put on by the ships enter­tain­ers called “Viva La Viva”, which was very good. The ship left Ketchikan late after­noon to cruise overnight to Tra­cy Arm Fjord.



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