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USA: Alaska: Low wo-Man on the Ketchikan Totem Pole

May 30, 2013

rain 50 °F

Ketchikan was one of our absolute favorite stops on the cruise; it is the southernmost city in Alaska and unfortunately our last stop before entering Canada tomorrow. Oooooh how we hate the feeling of a vacation coming to an end :( This is a picturesque town with its main street practically built on stilts overlooking the Ketchikan River.

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Meandering through the city we saw a variety of tall totem poles and in fact it has the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. It all sounds pretty great but it’s also one of the rainiest places in Alaska. This place makes Seattle look like sunny LA! I would really like to see this place during the salmon run!

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To stay dry we stepped into the Fish House and had. . You guessed it! Crab for lunch : )

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No trip to Ketchikan would be complete without a ride up the funicular (a hillside elevator/train going up to the Cape Fox Lodge above Ketchikan)-- great views from up there, weather permitting of course! A city bus trip (about 30 min south of Ketchikan) to the Totem Heritage Center is also a must. We had so much fun practicing our photography up there! Ruby really was the low wo-man on the totem pole as you can tell by the pics.

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Of course Ruby couldn’t leave what is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World" without buying a box of Alaskan Salmon for Dr. Shalita.

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Posted by Tony.Ruby 15:12 Archived in USA

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