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Greenpeace Vessle Arctic Sunrise Arrives In Ketchikan


July 13, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise arrived for a two-day stop in Ketchikan on Monday beginning a one month tour of Southeast Alaska. During the Arctic Sunrise's Southeast Alaska tour, the Greenpeace Forest Campaign will be calling for a moratorium on commercial logging and road construction in the Tongass National Forest.

photo Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Ketchikan, Alaska

The Arctic Sunrise, photographed while visiting Ketchikan, was once a Norwegian sealing vessel before Greenpeace purchased it in the mid-1990's.
photo by Carl Thompson ©2004

Quoting Greenpeace, "This work is part of our national campaign to end large-scale commercial logging and road construction on public lands - land owned by the American taxpayer. Our public lands are the final refuge for much of America's last intact forest areas."

The Arctic Sunrise's one month tour of Southeast Alaska will also include visits to Hydaburg, Craig, Kake, Angoon, Juneau and Sitka.



Related stories:

Greenpeace heads to Southeast, aims to close Tongass to logging...
Alaska Journal of Commerce - Monday - July 12, 2004

Listen to this KRBD story... Federal and state agencies have formed a special security task force in preparation for next week's arrival of the Greenpeace Vessel Arctic Sunrise. As they did during last year's visit of the Greenpeace Vessel Esparanza, the U.S. Forest Service, Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers have formed the Southeast Unified command to deal with potential safety or security threats during the Arctic Sunrise's one-month tour of Southeast Alaska. Deanna Garrison has this report.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - Friday - July 09, 2004


More Photos:

Arctic Sunrise photos by Ketchikan photographer Chris Wilhelm...



Note: Carl Thompson's photographs are available for purchase at the following Ketchikan locations: Parnasus Books; Sockeye Sams; Blue Heron Gallery and Gifts; Hide-A-Way Gifts. Web Site: Carl's Alaska Photos


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