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.

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