By Jerry Cegelske
August 03, 2007
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.
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.
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.
Received August 02, 2007 - Published August 03, 2007
About: Jerry Cegelske is the
Borough Code Enforcement Officer
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