Alaska – Entering and Visiting Ketchikan

Our ship sailed into Ketchikan early Tuesday morning with partly sunny skies.  There was still a bit of morning color as the fog lifted.

Morning Glow Headed into Ketchikan, Alaska
Morning Glow Headed into Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Morning Glow Headed into Ketchikan, Alaska
Morning Glow Headed into Ketchikan, Alaska

The color faded, but the views were still great.

Headed into Ketchikan, Alaska
Headed into Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Inlet Headed into Ketchikan, Alaska
Inlet Headed into Ketchikan, Alaska

Finally, some signs of civilization.

Old Boat
Old Boat

 

Heading into Ketchikan, Alaska
Heading into Ketchikan, Alaska

This is the view of Ketchikan from the ship.

Ketchikan, Alaska, in the Morning Mist
Ketchikan, Alaska, in the Morning Mist

This is the view of Ketchikan as we got off the ship.

Downtown Ketchikan, Alaska
Downtown Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Streets of Ketchikan, Alaska
Streets of Ketchikan, Alaska

This sculpture, The Rock, depicts greets you as you disembark.  The Rock depicts seven historical figures from Ketchikan’s past: Chief Johnson, a logger, a miner, a native elder woman, a fisherman, an aviator, and an elegant lady.

Sculpture, The Rock, in Ketchikan, Alaska
Sculpture, The Rock, in Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Sculpture Details
Sculpture Details

 

Sculpture Details
Sculpture Details

 

Sculpture Details
Sculpture Details

 

Sculpture Details
Sculpture Details

Welcome to Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World!

Welcome to Ketchikan Sign
Welcome to Ketchikan Sign

The Ketchikan rain gauge shows the total rainfall for the year, over 170 inches so far as of August, 2022.  The record is over 202 inches.

Ketchikan Rain Gauge
Ketchikan Rain Gauge

There are several totem poles and carvings throughout town.  Ketchikan is known for its totem poles having more than anywhere else.  You’ll get to see more in the next post.

Eagle Carving Along Waterfront of Ketchikan, Alaska
Eagle Carving Along Waterfront of Ketchikan, Alaska

 

Totem Pole
Totem Pole

The fishing marina was a hive of activity, ready to take you out for a day of fishing.

Fishing Marina at Ketchikan, Alaska
Fishing Marina at Ketchikan, Alaska

We had lunch at the Fish House, a sampler of Alaskan fish.

Fish House Restaurant in Ketchikan, Alaska
Fish House Restaurant in Ketchikan, Alaska

The next post will show our hike in the rainforest, a black bear catching salmon, and more.

Mark

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