Despite commercial fishing and a flourishing summer tourist economy, Hoonah lacks jobs and adequate housing. Young people grow up and head elsewhere to find opportunity. The town used to be the home of Whitestone Logging. During its heyday the camp employed hundreds. Now it’s closed, but part of it has been resurrected by Wes and Sue Tyler. They hope their 4-year-old business will bring their sons back home to Hoonah.
Weld Royal, KTOO – Juneau