Kitchikan – history, shopping, salmon within easy reach of Alaska Ferry dock


Ketchikan, the southeastern most city in Alaska, offers history, shopping, kayaking all within easy reach of Alaska Ferry dock.

This historic city sits at the entrance to the famed Alaska Inside Passage and has long been a popular destination with RVers because it is a year-round port-of-call for the Alaska Marine Highway System (1-800-642-0066).

During Ketchikan’s “rough-and-tumble Prohibition days, Creek Street … actually a boardwalk built over the water … was the red-light district, a hot-bed of bars and brothels. Today it is the heart of the city’s shopping and arts scene.”

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— Text Julianne G. Crane

Photo: Notorious Creek Street, in historic Ketchikan. (Julianne G. Crane)

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