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Sorely Misguided
By Jerry Cegelske


August 03, 2007
Friday AM

Many tourists come to Alaska to see the unusual things that they normally don't see in their home states. Eagles and glaciers come to mind although the eagles transplanted from Alaska over the last 30 years or so have made eagles much more common in the lower 48.

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For visitors going South of town there is the waterfall, George Inlet cannery, and of course Herring Cove where they can watch the salmon and eagles during the low tides. It all makes life on the rock interesting but apparently it is not enough for some people. They added their own version of "natural beauty" by dumping a mattress and box springs along one of the pull outs South of town.

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Sadly, for many visitors this will be one of the things they remember and tell others about more than many of the other aspects of their visit to the "First City". "Ketchikan was nice but when we went to Herring Cove there was all this trash along the road, including a mattress!"

Help to make Ketchikan a nice place for us to live- take the time to take your trash to the landfill- you have already paid for it, use it.

Jerry Cegelske
Ketchikan, AK

Received August 02, 2007 - Published August 03, 2007

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