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Where we are located: The Ketchikan Facility is located on Revillagigedo (Revilla for short) Island in the city of Ketchikan in the Southeast region of Alaska. The only way to get to Ketchikan is by water or by air.

Housing: AGS provides bunkhouse space for employees working at the Ketchikan plant for a nominal fee. The bunkhouses are modern facilities with shared bathrooms and laundry facilities. You must be 18 years or older to reside in the bunkhouses. There are no co-ed or married bunkhouse facilities. Meals are served in the AGS messhall three times a day, with snacks served during break periods. If you do not plan to live in the bunkhouse, please be aware that there is very limited housing in Ketchikan during the summer and even less camping space (none close to AGS). Also, if you plan on bringing a vehicle, please note that there is very limited parking at AGS, and camping or sleeping overnight in vehicles is not allowed. AGS strongly recommends that you not bring a vehicle with you to Ketchikan. Pets are not allowed on the AGS premises.

Hours: The Southeast Alaskan salmon season runs from approximately June 25 to September 5. Depending on the number of returning employees, most 1st year people are hired for the 2nd crew whose first day of work is approximately July 20-21st. The number of days you will be working depends upon the season's catch and can vary from year to year. There are no guaranteed minimum hours. The number of hours worked depends upon the strength of the salmon run. For most people the average workday begins at 8:00am and ends at 11:30pm and the average workweek is 7 days long. Also, most of the jobs require that you be on your feet, so be prepared for a physically demanding schedule. Any protective gear that is necessary for your job will be provided for you.

Transportation: The Alaska State Ferry departs from Bellingham, WA and Prince Rupert, BC. The sailing from Prince Rupert is less expensive than the Bellingham sailing, although you may have to drive some extra miles to get to Prince Rupert. Reservations can be made with the Alaska Marine Highway at 1-800-642-0066 or by visiting their web site.

Alaska Airlines reservations can be made by calling 1-800-225-1000 or by visiting their web site.

If you fly to Ketchikan, there are a few different methods to get from the airport (on a different island linked by ferry) to AGS.

Take a cab or a shuttle.
Take the ferry from the airport and then catch the "The Bus".
Take the ferry from the airport and then walk to AGS (a good way to see the city).

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