Wilderness Threatened at Misty Fiords .......

Newspaper Coverage of the Controversy

As complaints about loss of wilderness in Misty Fiords have increased, Alaska's newspapers have begun to carry the story.  These articles are reproduced here in their entirety with permission.

Dock lacks state permit: Misty Fiords dock operated years without permission (Ketchikan Daily News July 30, 1999)

Floating dock permit sought: Alaska Cruises files application for Misty Fiords dock (Ketchikan Daily News August, 1999)

Tourism clouds Misty Fjords: Enlarged dock stirs access conflict (Anchorage Daily News August 13, 1999)

Misty Fjords tourism debated (Southeast Empire [Juneau] September 1, 1999 Permission to reprint pending)


A high speed catamaran takes tourists north into Behm Canal to a rendezvous with floatplanes in Misty Fiords wilderness.  Nearly 1,000 visitors a week ride this vessel into a floating dock in Rudyerd Bay.

High speed catamaran going up Behm Canal in Misty Fiords


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