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Ketchikan, almost seven hundred miles north of Seattle, is the first port of call for many cruise ships and its historic downtown, wedged between water and forested mountains, becomes saturated in summer. Beyond the souvenir shopping, it can be a delight, built into steep hills and partly propped on wooden pilings, dotted with boardwalks, wooden staircases, and totem poles. By 1886, the town's numerous canneries made it the "salmon capital of the world," while the forests of cedar, hemlock, and spruce, which had provided timber for Tlingit homes and totems, fed the town's sawmills. …
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