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Tongass Trading Company, Ketchikan

(4.2/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Founded in September, 1898 as "Strong & Johnstone Co." by Ketchikan pioneers Henry C. Strong and Frederick C. Johnstone, it was renamed Tongass Trading Company in 1900, and incorporated in October, 1901. At the turn of the century, Tongass Trading Company supplied the miners and mining camps throughout Southeast Alaska. In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, Tongass Trading Company provided supplies, gear and storage to the commercial halibut fishing fleet, as well as household goods, clothes and groceries to local residents. In the mid and latter part of the 20th century, Tongass also supplied the booming logging camps of Southeast Alaska.

Through the years, Tongass Trading Company has kept pace with progress and the changing industries of Alaska. Today, Tongass Trading Company supplies commercial and sport fishing gear, hardware, furniture and clothing to industry and residents of Southeast Alaska. Additionally, Tongass Trading Company is a popular stop for cruise ship travelers looking for uniquely Alaskan curios, gifts and souvenirs.
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  • These guys have everything. Stuff that isn't on sale isn't cheap but nothing is in Alaska. I bought my xtratufs and raingear here. The coat ripped on a branch during my adventures, I returned it and g...  more »
  • We ended up picking up items from three of the stores around town. I needed something for blisters due to hiking and the dock store is full of outdoors equipment and gear. Anything one would need for ...  more »
  • Glad we saved money for the last of our trip. Being here in Sept. brought terrific bargains on great souvenirs of our trip. 
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  • I started at Tongass as a seasonal from Washington state. They have a good college/high school summer worker situation with company housing. Great place to work and shop. Probably best in all of the alaskan cruise ports. The further north you go the higher the prices. This place had everything i needed.
  • Had the help to get what I needed.
  • A tad on the expensive side for anything there. I suggest window shopping and hopping on ebay. You will save hundreds.
  • Great service and good items to buy.
  • Great.