Sitka leases land for cruise ship 'recreation attraction'


September 2, 2021

SITKA (AP) - The Sitka city assembly has authorized a 20-year lease of land to a Native corporation for a “cultural and recreation attraction” for visitors, particularly cruise ship visitors docking at the nearby Sitka Sound Cruise Terminal.

The assembly, voting 5-2, approved leasing 17 acres to Shee Atiká, which plans to work with another company, Adventure Sitka, to develop the land with attractions such as zip lines, nature trails, a salmon bake and a canoe launch.

The land is between the ferry terminal and the cruise terminal. Chris McGraw, who owns the terminal and manages Adventu...

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