The Organized Village of Kake is working to turn its historic cannery into a tourist destination. The tribal government already has worked to save the buildings in the complex, so the next step is to bring the buildings up to code so the community can use them.
The former owners of the Juneau Empire have proposed a downtown waterfront land swap with the city to realize an ambitious retail development on South Franklin Street. Juneau’s Docks and Harbors sees potential in the deal to create more room for cruise ship tourists.
Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska port manager Fred Reeder told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce that the outlook for large-ship cruising — around the world — was improving. He was concerned that Sitka was not ready to capitalize on the uptick.