AIDEA will create a $10 million loan fund over three years to offer bridge financing for vessel owners willing to do work in-state. The AK SHIP plan was developed with input from Vigor Alaska which operates the Ketchikan shipyard.
At 9:45 a.m. Thursday, a floatplane crashed in the water near Pacific Air in Ketchikan. Ketchikan Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Mattson says a pilot and four passengers were aboard. They all were removed from the plane safely.
The Homer Spit’s future as an iconic tourist attraction is in danger of washing away. Erosion along the spit’s sea walls is not a new problem. City officials are working with state and federal agencies to find a lasting solution.