Waterfall, Prince of Wales Island

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Waterfall is a renovated cannery on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, and approximately 60 miles (97 km) west of Ketchikan, Alaska.

The original salmon cannery was built in 1912, and the name was first published by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1915. Historically, the Waterfall Cannery had a wharf and store with some fishermen's supplies, gasoline, fuel oil, and radio communication during the canning season.

The cannery closed in 1973 and was renovated into the Waterfall Resort, a sport fishing lodge. Waterfall is not connected to the island's road system; visitors to the resort arrive by floatplane from Ketchikan. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore the Waterfall Cannery and Prince of Wales Island.


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