ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

Languages:
  • English, some
  • Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig, beagan)
  • French (Québécois, un peu)
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  • English, some
  • Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig, beagan)
  • French (Québécois, un peu)

My name is Cruin MacGriogair. My friends call me "Càrn."

I grew up in Scotland. Then, at 17, I went to Canada for a few years. I studied Biology, and Ecology.

 

I lived in the Laurentian Mountains, in a cabin in the woods, and I worked as a freelance journalist and columnist.

I moved to Ketchikan, Alaska 18 years ago, and finally found a home.

I worked on the Alaska State Ferry System for about 8 years. But I married a local girl, a beautiful Tlingit Raven-Clan woman named Elizabeth. She did not like me spending weeks away from home, so I left the Ferry System.

I started work as a tour guide, driving large tour groups, 40-60 people, around Ketchikan. I love being a tour guide - every human being has a story to tell, and as a tour guide, I get to hear those stories. But coordinating large groups of tourist often left me too busy to hear some of their stories.

I am pleased to have the opportunity to conduct smaller, more intimate tours. That gives me the time to get to know people
better, and to hear their stories. I hope you will come and let me show around Ketchikan, and tell you about South East Alaska, the native culture and carvers, and the plants and animals of the Tongass National Forest. I really look forward to hearing your own stories.