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.Make Tongass Trading Company part of your personalized Ketchikan itinerary using our Ketchikan trip builder.
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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5.17.22; great store and fair prices. I got muchly need gloves for the cold; we got post cards, knit hat, more gloves for the wife, candy bars, and a tee shirt. Very helpful staff.
5.17.22; great store and fair prices. I got muchly need gloves for the cold; we got post cards, knit hat, more gloves for the wife, candy bars, and a tee shirt. Very helpful staff. more »
I have an upcoming cruise scheduled to Alaska and was searching for a jacket I could purchase ahead of time instead of waiting to get into port and needing a rain jacket. I found jackets on this...
I have an upcoming cruise scheduled to Alaska and was searching for a jacket I could purchase ahead of time instead of waiting to get into port and needing a rain jacket. I found jackets on this... more »
We stopped in to browse for souvenirs. As our first real stop in Alaska, we were thrilled to feel like we were on vacation. Great selection.wonderful time shopping. Even did some Christmas shopping. - 10/3/2021
What a great store. We shopped and the selection was great, although They didn’t have enough of one item we needed, so Georgia went next door to grab it. She went above and beyond in her customer service. She is was so nice to deal with. Thank you Tongass for hiring such an amazing lady.
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