The Exciting History of Fishing in Ketchikan

Charters in this southeastern Alaska town explain Ketchikan’s fishing roots and what made it the “Salmon Capital of the World”

Every town across the world has a “history” of one sort or another. How many times have you passed through a small town with a sign saying “Welcome to historic [insert town here]”?

Most of the time, we shrug and go “…what in the world is so historic about this place?”

While the beginnings of a particular place may not be very exciting or significant in the grand scheme of things, there are a few towns where their history has transcended the city limits. Examples include Le Mars, Iowa, which is known as the “Ice Cream Capital of the World” or Tupelo, Mississippi, which was the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

Ketchikan, Alaska is one such place. Not only is this small city sit on the footsteps of the “Last Frontier,” it is more appropriately known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Continue reading “The Exciting History of Fishing in Ketchikan”