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Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC)
P.O. Box 6694
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Roger Maynard

The Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC) is a domestic non-profit corporation, registered and licensed to do business in the State of Alaska. The Ketchikan Yacht Club blog is an information service for members and guests, and a public advertisement for the Ketchikan Yacht Club.

Boating and navigation information in this blog is published in good faith based on the best information available including local knowledge, but is not intended to replace authoritive sources. Mariners are cautioned to use all authoritive sources when planning trips or operating a boat.

The Ketchikan Yacht Club is organized as a social and recreation club under section 501(C)(7) of the U.S. Tax Code; contributions are not tax deductible.

Destinations | Fishing & Hunting | Navigation | People

Carroll Inlet Destinations

Marvin Davis displays an 8-inch Dungeness Crab from upper Carroll Inlet

Marvin Lani Davis enjoyed a brief visit from their daughter Mandy, her husband Kevin and the two grandchildren over the Blueberry Festival weekend. While here, the whole family took a couple of days to visit Carroll Inlet destinations, spending the night at the […]

Navigation | Safety

Tongass Narrows Ship Traffic
Now we can view Ketchikan area AIS signals in real time

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Cruising | Maintenance | Navigation

Build Your Own Ship’s Log

A ship’s log adds to your boating experience in a number of ways. The logbook can serve as a navigation log, maintenance log, weather log, guest log, incident log, and a written narrative to record the day’s highlights for reading or reference at some future date.

The ship’s logbook is also a legal […]

Cruising | Navigation | Safety

What’s this “Restricted Area”?

Chart 17422: West Behm Canal showing restricted areas

A recent question from some local boaters prompts this clarification for mariners venturing into west Behm Canal, just north of Ketchikan:

Submarines and other military vessels rely on stealth to complete their missions, including quiet systems and running gear. The Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) […]

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