Aug. 15: Ketchikan: Cannery Row Harbor
It looked like rain when we first got up this morning. It was announced that we would arrive in Ketchikan at 10:30 AM, much earlier than the 1 PM arrival time we had been given earlier. Maybe we made better time because the seas were fairly calm.
This is an exceptionally busy port. There is no road access to the city.
Even the “duck” (tourist boat) in the distance is running from the rain.
This is the local ferry. It takes vehicles as well as passengers across the inlet.
There is a constant stream of small boats, ships, and amphibious planes coming and going through the harbor.
This appears to be a crab boat. At least my vast experience watching “Deadliest Catch” tells me it is. The name is also the state motto.
The Lituya in the middle of the picture is another ship that belongs to the Alaska Marine Ferry.
This shows a tugboat pushing a barge loaded with containers that can be shipped via rail, truck, or ship. Each container is the approximate size of a railroad car.