Ketchikan – Creek Street and Around Town

One of the famous (infamous) areas of Ketchikan is Creek Street.  Creek Street, a boardwalk along Ketchikan Creek is a former red light district.

Creek Street
Creek Street

I love the sign on Dolly’s House (green building above) which states “Where both Men and Salmon Came Upstream to Spawn.”  Dolly’s is now a museum.

Molly's House and Sign
Molly’s House and Sign

Creek Street is now a collection of colorful shops run by locals

Welcome to Creek Street
Welcome to Creek Street

 

View Along Creek Street
View Along Creek Street

 

View Along Creek Street
View Along Creek Street

 

View Along Creek Street
View Along Creek Street

 

View from Creek Street
View from Creek Street

 

Waterfall at end of Creek Street
Waterfall in Ketchikan Creek at the end of Creek Street

At the other end of the street is the Chief Johnson Totem Pole.

Chief Johnson Totem Pole
Chief Johnson Totem Pole

 

Chief Johnson Totem Pole Detail
Chief Johnson Totem Pole Detail

Here’s another totem pole nearby.

Totem Pole
Totem Pole

This salmon sculpture honors the Haida Native carver, Jones Yeltatzie, and replaces a painted wood salmon sculpture carved by Yeltatzie in 1963.

"Yeltatzie Salmon" Mosaic
“Yeltatzie Salmon” Mosaic

Our shore excursion came to an end and we boarded the ship. The views were beautiful as headed out to open sea once again.

Leaving Ketchikan
Leaving Ketchikan

 

Views of Mountains as we Leave Ketchikan
Views of Mountains as we Leave Ketchikan

Once again, we were treated with a wonderful sunset.

Another Great Sunset from the Ship
Another Great Sunset from the Ship

 

Another Great Sunset from the Ship
Another Great Sunset from the Ship

Next up, Juneau.

Mark

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