On the anniversary of the treaty with Russia to buy Alaska, a Ketchikan artist went on a mission in Washington, D.C.: to find the spot where William Seward signed the Treaty of Cession, exactly 150 years prior.
A number of port and harbor issues are in front of the Ketchikan City Council later this week, including a plan to stabilize the shoreline along Thomas Basin harbor, a breakwater project out at Hole-in-the-Wall harbor, and ongoing improvements to Ketchikan’s downtown cruise dock.
Anita Maxwell, the department’s Senior Curator of Programs, is back as the interim director. She says the Museum Department’s renovation project at the Centennial Building is progressing and remains on track for an official opening reception on April 28.
Family members of the 23-person crew and fellow Coast Guard members greeted the ship during an informal ceremony, which included surprise commendations for the engineering team for its response to what could have become a big problem during the trip.