In Alaska, every fish has its city. If you're halibut, Homer is your place. If you're salmon, you're probably hanging out in Ketchikan, which bills itself as the salmon capital of the world.
So with all that fresh fish available everywhere, is it wrong that on a weekend trip to Ketchikan, my favorite thing to eat was the falafel plate at the New York Cafe? It was a little bit of home...
Ketchikan's other claim to fame is its historic red light district on Creek Street, where, it is said, "both men and salmon come upstream to spawn." These days, the only thing spawning are the salmon.
At just the right time of day, the light creates beautiful reflections in the creek.
The cruise ship and the eagle: Ketchikan's other major industry.