By Heidi Ekstrand
Ketchikan Daily News 

Pair of former Ketchikan legislators complete 925-mile row from Seattle


Felix Wong

Terry Gardiner, left, and John Sund greet well-wishers at Ketchikan's Bar Harbor on July 10 after completing a 925-mile rowing trip from Seattle.

Working together in long, tandem strokes, Terry Gardiner and John Sund rowed beneath looming cruise ships along Ketchikan's waterfront on July 10, then turned into Bar Harbor to meet a couple dozen friends and family waiting for them on shore. It was the end of a 925-mile rowing trip from Seattle to Ketchikan for the two men, born and raised in Ketchikan, now in their 70s.

The two have been partners in personal and professional escapades for years. Gardiner served in the Alaska House of Representatives through the 1970s, with Sund working as his chief of staff. Sund was elected to the House in...

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