Photo of the Week – Crane

I have crossed paths with the Crane for decades, from Ketchikan to Juneau. Built in 1928 at Port Blakely, Washington by J. C. Johnson Bros. she was originally used for fisheries patrol and maintenance by the US Fish and Wildlife service and later by the State of Alaska Fish and Game Department. She was very solidly built, she and her two somewhat smaller sister vessels, Teal and Pelican, are all still in service after nearly a century.

A beautiful vessel, she is currently available for charter during the summer months. It is nice to see her still routinely cruising the waters for which she was built.


The classic working boat Crane departs Juneau Harbor

About Andrew Cooper

An electrical engineer living and working on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i. Webmaster for the website. Sometimes the first mate/deckhand/launch driver/anchor detail/cook/dishwasher and mechanic aboard the Nordic Quest.
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