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Old 10-23-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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By the way, Ketchikan only has stairs in a very small section, and they function more as driveways than as streets.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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You too, eh? Is that how you got the stiff neck? I worked mostly behind a counter, but two years on the ramp in Juneau. Back then, many of the fish boxes we loaded were 100 pounders, as I'm sure you remember.
Too many fish boxes too remember. And the halibut boxes cause back then they were larger then fish boxes. 100 pounders and then some. And then throw in some urchin boxes had to be handled with kid gloves cause they were so delicate. In a weird way it was fun but you hated it at the same time.

And frustrating. FedEx sent there small packages in big bags. The UPS small stuff was loaded in the belly individually. When the wind was blowing 50 and the rain coming down sideways all those little UPS packages would just get blown off the belt loader and down the ramp. After the pits were unloaded and the jet pushed back then we'd go gather up all the rain soaked packages that were stuck in the fence. For years we waned to unload that stuff differently but our Lead wouldn't let us. said it was a UPS problem.

But the flight benefits made it worth it.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Illinois
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Did you miss Ketchikan's lack of connection via road in your google search?
I knew that. But it somehow seems more "normal" for a regular small town to lack such a connection than for a state capital. They're planning an access road for Juneau, though.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Go there and visit. Then all your questions will be answered.
Wow! What a great, helpful reply!
Actually it's a stupid, boring waste of space reply
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:56 PM
 
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Wow! What a great, helpful reply!
Actually it's a stupid, boring waste of space reply
Just out of curiosity, why is Stiff or anyone else here obligated do this guy's research for him?

It wasn't a bad reply, actually. There are some things you just can't know about a place unless you visit.

I don't have anything against the OP (except he's starting to remind me of someone), and I think he has a sincere interest in Ketchikan, but he's not going to move to Ketchikan. It's understandable why people wouldn't want to invest too much in a reply when someone's only curious but won't be moving.

BTW if the road to Juneau gets built, most people will still travel in and out of Juneau via plane or ferry. The road isn't in a location that will serve too many people, especially business travelers.

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Old 10-23-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: In the middle of nowhere
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Lived in Ketch. a long time ago for a few weeks as a cannery rat. Rained alot. "If you see the mountain, its going to rain, if you can't see the mountain, it's raining" Have gone back there several times for a couple of days at a time and now like it because I can afford a hotel. Not great when its raining and you are sleeping in a plastic bag so you don't get wet.
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Now you know what it's like. It's full of very unhelpful people!

Bahahaha! But funny ones!
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Old 10-23-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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I knew that. But it somehow seems more "normal" for a regular small town to lack such a connection than for a state capital. They're planning an access road for Juneau, though.
You have quite a bit still to learn about Alaska. The SE portion of the state may be the most scenic and each community is unique. Keep googling, until you get there for a visit.
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Old 10-23-2016, 05:36 PM
 
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Millennial Urbanist, did you see my reply above, and click on the links I gave, to the previous forum thread on Ketchikan?
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Old 10-23-2016, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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.. They're planning an access road for Juneau, though.
Very unlikely it'll ever happen. Too expensive, too destructive, too politically divisive and too few people would be served.

From today: Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Alaska can't afford "The Road" | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper
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