Ketchikan Alaska A United States City
Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town, emptying into the Tongass Narrows a short distance southeast of its downtown. "Ketchikan" comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-hin, the meaning of which is unclear. It may mean "the river belonging to Kitschk"; other accounts claim it means "Thundering Wings of an Eagle. [from wikipedia]
A Walk Around Benches Boat Trip Duck Tour From Sea Ketchikan Litter Stairways
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Benches, Ketchikan, Alaska, A United States City

Several benches had been hand carved and were on display along the sidewalk in downtown Ketchikan.

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Boat Trip, From Ketchikan, Alaska, A United States City

A boat tour of the waterways surrounding Ketchikan, which gave an overview of the nature surrounding the town, as well as a feel for temperature and humidity outside in summer.

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Duck Tour, Ketchikan, Alaska, A United States City

Duck tours, or DUKW tours, are tours that take place on purpose-built amphibious tour buses or military surplus DUKWs and LARC-Vs. Duck tours are primarily offered as tourist attractions in harbor, river and lake cities. [from wikipedia]

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From Sea, Views Of Ketchikan, Alaska, A United States City

A combination of views from the cruise ship and from a tour bout trip.The Ketchikan Shipyard consists of two dry-docks (10,000 ton and 2,500 ton) owned and operated by Alaska Ship & Drydock (a subsidiary of Vigor Industrial), successfully launched the M/V Susitna in April 2010. A prototype ferry craft for use by Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the Susitna is the result of planning by Admiral Jay M. Cohen, former chief of the Office of Naval Research, and former Navy captain Lew Madden, then working as a project manager for Lockheed Martin.[from wikipedia]

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Ketchikan Litter, Of Ketchikan, Alaska, A United States City

Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location. Litter can also be used as a verb. To litter means to drop and leave objects, often man-made, such as aluminum cans, cardboard boxes or plastic bottles on the ground and leave them there indefinitely or for others to dispose of as opposed to disposing of them properly.[from wikipedia]

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Stairways, Ketchikan, Alaska, A United States City

Ketchikan was built on hills and cliffs alongside a natural harbor. Rather than leveling the hills, houses were built up high and required stairs to reach them.

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A Walk Around, Ketchikan, Alaska, A United States City

Ketchikan's economy is based upon government services, tourism and commercial fishing. Civic boosters have dubbed the community the "Salmon Capital of the World." The Misty Fiords National Monument is one of the area's major attractions, and the Tongass National Forest has long been headquartered in Ketchikan, mostly in the city's historic Federal Building. For most of the latter half of the 20th century, a large portion of Ketchikan's economy and life centered on the Ketchikan Pulp Company pulp mill in nearby Ward Cove. The mill closed in 1997. [from wikipedia]

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