HOONAH -- A Southeast Alaska cruise ship destination near Hoonah has opened up space for local artisans, boosting its lengthy list of attractions that include nature tram rides, whale-watching tours and a mile-long zipline.
Icy Strait Point is owned by Huna Totem Corp., the village Native corporation for Hoonah, a largely Tlingit community of 765 people. Starting this tourist season, Hoonah artists can rent stalls for $20 a day to display their crafts at the port, 1 1/2 miles from the community.
Icy Strait's vice president of operations Tyler Hickman said only one local, Tara Jacobson, has signed on. She sells necklaces made of copper and polished stones.
Hickman said there is enough space available to accommodate 15 artists.