Here's another fine Alva Day image from his 1917 trip to Alaska. If I am reading the blurry names correctly this is the Ketchikan wharf. Wherever it is, this image is a beautiful reminder of a bygone day when wharves were the center of economic activity in most coastal towns.
Ketchikan is also one of the rainiest towns in the USA with 13 feet average rain yearly. Take your rain gear!
nels on 16th August 2019 @ 9:04am
When I first opened, before reading, said to myself "Ketchikan".
Do ya s'pose that small chute over the hold of the near boat is an ice chute?
starboard on 16th August 2019 @ 9:37am
We used to have a saying in Ketchikan. " Why do people buy raingear when God supplies you with the best rain gear ever made--your skin."
Buzz on 16th August 2019 @ 10:09am
I didn't say Ketchikan, but I did say Alva Day.
Are those barnacles on the rope hanging to the left?
L.E. on 16th August 2019 @ 12:23pm
They look more like mussels to me.
ArthurB on 16th August 2019 @ 1:29pm
So a sailboat had to make it out of tie up via wind? I see no motors. What date would you put on this picture? And only one boat with an American flag? And that dingy hauled up on the edge looks to be full of provisions.
nels on 16th August 2019 @ 7:16pm