Snapshots of Ketchikan’s Independence Day
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The 2014 parade theme was “Snapshots From the Past.”
Ketchikan celebrated Independence Day with parades, hot dogs, rubber ducks, and lumberjacks.
Parade Grand Marshal Hall Anderson
A flash mob surprised Anderson as he walked the parade.
Misty Thistle Pipes & Drums walked the parade and played their bagpipes around town throughout the day.
The Great Alaskan Lumberjack show held its Ironjack competition. Tom Lancaster (not pictured) was the champion.
Riley and Ruby McCue of the Ketchikan Cohos Log Rolling team competed during the Ironjack show.
Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the day.
The Ketchikan City Council moved quickly through the short list of action items on Thursday’s agenda, and likely would have been done with the meeting in less than 30 minutes, except a new issue was brought to the Council’s attention by several citizens. more
The 15th boat finished the Race to Alaska on Thursday, just shy of the July 4th deadline. Team Barefoot Wooden Boats was the last to complete the first-ever 750 mile, engineless trek from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska. more