New port brings tourism hope and pollution fears to Alaskan town

Reuters: It was supposed to be the Alaskan port town’s biggest tourist season yet. Ketchikan was expecting more than a million visitors this summer, many of them arriving at a newly built dock that juts out into the frigid waters of Ward Cove, the site of the town’s old pulp mill. Then the novel coronavirus hit, triggering a global shutdown of travel, tourism and, specifically, cruise ships, which became notorious as mass incubators and carriers of the disease.

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