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Cruising Alaska

Vancouver to Ketchikan

Hopped aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship which started off in Vancouver British Columbia,one time my hometown, to sail our way to Alaska. First off, Vancouver it was really nice sailing threw English Bay, seeing Stanley Park and going underneath the Lions Gate Bridge a bridge which I had gone over it many times.

Sailing through the Pacific Ocean, Moresby Island and Graham island.Along the way we ran into a few friends, killer whales, dolphins and a gorgeous sunset.

In the morning we arrived in Ketchikan Alaska we we took photos with some of the locals. "Sarah Palin!" We did a little walking / exploring tour of the city. Climb to the top of Ketchikan realize most of the city is built on docks. Stopped at the first city Saloon for a beer. Found some Street Art and totem poles. Browsed threw a second hand store did the touristy thing and hopped back on the Norwegian Pearl.

Here is a google bike map from Vancouver, B.C. to Ketchikan, Alaska


Ketchikan, Alaska


Founded by George Vancouver in 1793

Incorporated on August 25 1900

Coordinates: 55°21′00″N 131°40′24″W

Land Mass: Land 11.3 km 2 = 4.4 sq mil

Water 4.0 km = 1.5 sq mil

Total 15.3 Km = 5.9 mi

Population: Total 8, 214

males 4,391

Females 3,823

Zip Code: 99901, 99950

Area Code: 907

Timesharing zone AKST (UTC-9)

Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)

Ketchikan Medical Centre 3100 Tongass ave 907-225-5171

Ketchikan General 126 Washington St +1 907-225-5171 Open 24 hours



First Bank 331 Dock St

Wells Fargo 306 Main Street

Zip Code: 99901, 99950 Area Code: 907 Timesharing zone AKST (UTC-9)

Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)

#1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"

Sister City:

Palm Desert, California




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