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Tongass Trading Company, Ketchikan

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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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  • This shop is a great place to shop, as there is such a variety of stuff. As our time was limited, while on a cruise, having a shop like this is great,. We were able to do a lot of shopping in one... 
    This shop is a great place to shop, as there is such a variety of stuff. As our time was limited, while on a cruise, having a shop like this is great,. We were able to do a lot of shopping in one...  more »
  • Ordered 2-3 times and always receive all my stuff! Good prices and good service 5 stars seller I recommend Thank you 
    Ordered 2-3 times and always receive all my stuff! Good prices and good service 5 stars seller I recommend Thank you  more »
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  • This is the best locally owned store that has always been supported by lie community and has never had to shut down. They have the best quality of items even though it might be a little expensive or is worth it so it doesn't fall apart like Walmart brand items. They have the best staff and cover everything from baby to toys to kids to sports to fishing you name it they have it all in different Department and store location
  • Awesome place! Great for souvenir shopping with spending a fraction of the cost.

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