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Ketchikan

(kĕ`chĭkăn'), city (1990 pop. 8,263), SE Alaska, a port of entry on Revillagigedo Island in the Alexander Archipelago. A supply point for miners in the gold rush of the 1890s, it has become a center of Alaska's fishing industry (especially salmon, halibut, and abalone). Its logging, and pulp industries are declining, but tourism adds to the economy. There are major molybdenum deposits nearby. Its excellent ice-free harbor on Tongass Narrows makes it an important port on the Inside Passage and a distribution point for a large area. The headquarters of Tongass National Forest are in Ketchikan, and Dolly's House Museum preserves some of the 20 brothels that operated in the city until 1954.

Ketchikan

 

a city and port in southeastern Alaska (USA) on Revillagigedo Island (Alexander Archipelago). Population, 7,000 (1970). Principal industries are fishing and fish-canning and other fish-products enterprises. A sawmill and a cellulose factory are located in Ketchikan.

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The ancient trees have been shipped raw or as lumber to the Far East, or turned into dissolving pulp (for rayon and cellophane) at the mills in Ketchikan and Sitka.
Ketchikan Pulp's timber-division manager, Owen Graham, agreed that there's flexibility in the plan, but he acknowledged that industry's options are narrower these days as the proverbial noose tightens on the Tongass timber supply.
Vigor and the Ketchikan Shipyard are a logical place for Maritime Works' first major project launch.
Our family began their totemic tour of Ketchikan at Saxman Native Village, home to the world's largest collection of totem poles.
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We've become an economic development project," Ward says, referring to the partnership between Alaska Ship and Drydock in Ketchikan that formed after the collapse of the timber industry in Southeast in the 1990s.
This was particularly true in Ketchikan, which features a native-run salmon fishery, an excellent little museum and the town's former red-light district - now a collection of tourist shops and eateries - which still teeters on stilts above a roaring creek in delightfully ramshackle fashion.
The agency recently issued a Record of Decision approving the mine operating plan as described in the "preferred alternative" of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, In the ROD the Ketchikan Area Forest Supervisor calls Quartz Hill "an environmentally sound project.
If you're crusing to Ketchikan this summer,be sure to visit the area's powerful collections of Indian totem poles and other carvings.
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Address : 1900 First Avenue, Suite 115, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
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