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Category Archives: Harbor Notes
The Ketchikan airport is a little different for access. The facility sits across Tongass Narrows from the city. Access is by a small ferry that regularly shuttles across the channel with passengers and the occasional vehicle. A covered walkway runs … Continue reading
I plan to anchor in Kalinin Bay on the extreme north end of Kruzof Island several times this summer and felt it was time to remind summer cruisers about the uncharted rock in the area of the big rocky shoal in the narrow … Continue reading
Swanson Harbor, where Icy Strait, Lynn Canal, and Chatham Strait all meet up, is a popular anchorage. But a word of caution for boaters who are not local: stay clear of the reef, known as Sharp Ledge, on the southwest … Continue reading
I think I have mentioned this before that winters in SE Alaska are hard on boats. Most remain moored at a slip in a harbor such as Harris, Aurora or Auke Bay in the Juneau area or at marinas in communities … Continue reading
So you have anchored in a beautiful bay or tied up to a State of Alaska float and want to take a short hike up into the woods. One of the plants you most likely encounter is devil’s club, Oplopanax … Continue reading
Not far from Juneau, about 25 miles as the crow flies that is, there is one of the top bear viewing sites in Southeast Alaska. It is located on the eastern shore of Admiralty Island, often called the “Fortress of … Continue reading
As it is my father’s favorite place to eat in Juneau, I expect to be having dinner at The Hangar on the Wharf this evening. Our usual stop after a day of checking the boat and shopping for supplies. It is … Continue reading
Often time northbound cruising vessels choose not to navigate Wrangell Narrows into Petersburg except during daylight hours. This is a wise choice as there are 62 channel markers and the navigation lights at night can look like a Christmas tree covered … Continue reading