Ketchikan fascinated me; there was so much native historical heritage that has been preserved. On the Alaska state ferries we viewed a few documentary films of Ketchikan’s history and how fishing, logging, gold, oil and then tourism developed. Bush Pilots were central to putting Alaska on the map. If you plan a trip you might want to go to your local library and brush up on available history beforehand.
Harbor and Marina Docks
Totem Heritage Center & City Park Walking Tour
Saxman Village Totem Park
John Denney, pictured below, and his brother are the last 2 individuals born at Saxman. He no longer lives there. Saxman Village is now only a collection of houses with the chief having the only one with totem poles in front of his house. John is a wealth of information and hopefully you can talk to him when you visit the village.
Beach Below Saxman Village
I don’t know if all the debris is from shipwreck or if pieces may have been abandoned. They are all anchored and tied down so they won’t float away. A zodiac boat tour came along and I could tell the guide was speaking about this beach and expect there is some history about this spot.