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Category Archives: Harbor Notes
Pick-Up and Drop-Off at the Ketchikan Airport
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
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Kalinin Bay Entrance Uncharted Rock
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
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Entering and Leaving Swanson Harbor
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
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Photo of the Week – Warrior Pole at Shearwater, BC
Posted in BC Places, British Columbia, Harbor Notes, Photo of the Week Tagged Shearwater Leave a comment
On the Hard in Juneau
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
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Visiting Pack Creek Bear Viewing Site
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
Posted in Alaska, Cruising, Harbor Notes, Travel Hints, Wildlife Tagged Admiralty, bear, grizzly, Juneau, Pack Creek, wildlife Leave a comment
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
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Zarembo Island and its Anchorages
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
Posted in Alaska, Anchorages, Cruising, Harbor Notes Tagged anchorage, Deep Bay, Roosevelt Harbor, St. John Harbor, Zarembo Island Leave a comment
Another excellent choice for anchoring along the primary Inside Passage cruising route. Khutze Inlet offers good place to stop and enjoy the wilderness that you have come to see. A short detour from Princess Royal Channel brings you to the … Continue reading
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A SE Alaskan Plant to Admire but Avoid
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 →