Ketchikan, Alaska is a located in southeast Alaska and is known as Alaska’s First City or Gateway City because it’s the first city of notable size when anyone comes to Alaska from the lower 48 states. It’s located on an island called Revillagigedo Island. (Sounds like Revilla-gi-GAY-doe) It’s name is often shortened to just Revilla […]
“In June 2004, my mother and I put her two kayaks on top of the camper van, and set out on the long drive from Seattle to Prince Rupert. From there we caught the ferry to Ketchikan, and spent three weeks kayaking around Revillagigedo Island, which I still have no idea how to pronounce. Despite […]
John D. Murphy, 71, died Dec. 19 in Ketchikan. He and his wife, Brenda, started Ketchikan Welding in 1969, took over Ketchikan Welding Works in 1973 and then established Alaska Ship and Drydock in 1987. He was a master machinist, welder and fabricator.
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