Historic Hood River
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!
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?
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.”
I didn't say Ketchikan, but I did say Alva Day.
Are those barnacles on the rope hanging to the left?
They look more like mussels to me.
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.