Wandering Lizard

An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of Alaska

Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Ketchikan, is located on Revillagigedo Island, a part of the Alexander Archipelago, off the southeastern coast of Alaska. Spanish explorers named the island after the Viceroy of Mexico in 1793, the United States Navy named the archipelago after a Russian Czar in 1867, and the Tlingit people named the place a very, very long time ago after the stream that flows through town or perhaps after the sound of an eagle's wings - accounts differ. For me the sights to see in Ketchikan proper are the magnificent totem poles. Nearby is Misty Fjords National Monument which encompasses more than two million acres of wilderness.

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