What is it about Alaska? What do visitors want to experience when they visit? Why do more than a million people come here every year? The answer I have come up with can be summed with four simple words: “Alaska memories last forever”.
I spent my childhood in Ketchikan living those future memories. For three of those years, I lived on an island much smaller than Ketchikan’s Revilla Island. Directly across the channel from Ketchikan, everything we did revolved around a boat. We got to school via a boat, shopping via a boat, work via a boat, going to the hospital via a boat, and or course fishing with a boat.