- a seaport in SE Alaska: transportation and communications center.
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There are seven salmon canneries in operation which are tributary to Ketchikan.
I have been to Alaska three times, but I've never seen Ketchikan.
From Ketchikan to all points in the mining and fishing districts safe and commodious steamers are regularly operated.
Ketchikan is a city of commercial importance because of the fishing industry.The Land of Tomorrow
William B Stephenson, Jr.
Upon its surface is held many a local speed contest, and the annual power boat race is run from Ketchikan, Alaska, to Seattle.The Beauties of the State of Washington
Harry F. Giles