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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 Ketchikan Gateway Borough (Borough) is seeking qualifications from Engineers or Engineering Firms to provide comprehensive general engineering services for the preparation of engineering documentation and the design and preparation of plans and specifications for the purpose of the constructing a variety of capital improvement projects, as well as providing guidance and assisting with a variety of addition engineering services for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.
Our Ketchikan favorites include the boat tours of Misty Fjords National Monument, the amazing totem pole collection at the Totem Heritage Center and Saxman Totem Row Park, and the halibut tacos at Bar Harbor Restaurant.
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The real issue is whether or not you believe that in your personal wisdom, you can make better decisions by yourself as this governing body than you can by appealing to almighty God," said Gary Souza of the Ketchikan Church of Christ.
Delta will serve the top 15 destinations in the Western US with the addition of Boise, Denver and Sacramento, while Ketchikan and Sitka complete the top five destinations in Alaska.
In this lovely book, Anderson presents 100 of the photographs that he took for the Ketchikan Daily News since 1984.
The NTSB report said that three de Havilland float planes departed from the Ketchikan airport in five-minute intervals and each had filed a flight plan for the standard sightseeing route that covered an area of remote inland fjords, coastal waterways, and forested mountains.
Its annual average rainfall is 152 inches - that's nearly 13 feet - and if you stroll up Park Avenue as it parallels Ketchikan Creek, you might notice that one of the most popular (and unintended) accents for exterior decor is a soothing shade of green moss.
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Listeners fond of Alaska will enjoy the strongly depicted setting with descriptions of glaciers, whale sightings, and mentions of cruise port favorites such as Skagway and Ketchikan.