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Ketchikan to Hyder link
By Gary Benedict


March 09, 2009

Pete Cessnun and Ken Eichner told me years ago about a route up to LeDuc Glacier from around the Rudyard Bay area. At the start of the work on what was to become the Granduc Copper mine there was a road grubbed out from the Behm Canal to where there is now the head of an 11.5 tunnel that comes out at the Granduc mill site.

From there a 32 mile road takes you into Hyder. None of this route is in the MFNM. The grubbed out road was put in as much of the original work involved Ketchikan, this road led to where the ore body is. The 11.5 mile tunnel (ehich would have to be widened) took the ore to the mill site and the 32 mile road took the concentrates to salt water.

Gary Benedict
Hyder, AK

About: "I have lived in Hyder for almost 50 years and know the area and the old stories."

Received March 06, 2009 - Published March 09, 2009


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