Creek Street is built along the shores of Ketchikan Creek. It was built over the water because it was simply too difficult to blast away the rocky hills surrounding the creek.
Creek Street is known as Ketchikans old red-light district. In the mid 1920s there were over 20 bawdy houses on Creek Street alone! In fact, Creek Street was once home to Ketchikans #1 industry prostitution.
During prohibition, Creek Street was the place to go for a drink as bootleggers would smuggle in Canadian whiskey to supply the houses of prostitution and backroom saloons.
Creek Street Ketchikan is built over the water and the bootleggers would simply wait until high tide and would row their rowboats right up the stream to deliver their goods in the cloak of darkness. Most of the houses had hidden trap doors underneath the house just to receive delivery!
Married Mans Trail
Married Mans Trail was once just a muddy path along the creek that men would use to discreetly visit the working houses along Creek Street instead of being caught walking in the front doors!