Splash Day

The weather had been bad for several days with winds up to 40 knots and five footers in Auke Bay, but today it laid down. It was a long awaited moment. The shrinkwrap was removed and at high tide this afternoon the Nordic Quest was splashed after five months on the dry at Juneau, Alaska. De-winterizing steps along with pre-season maintenance are now underway.

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I have received some pretty good fishing reports for the Juneau area involving great catches of Kings, halibut and Dungeness crag. So I am looking forward to the first cruise which will be from Juneau to Sitka. The 2016 summer will be a busy time.


About Fred Cooper

Alaska resident at the time of statehood; retired professional civil engineer and for 35 years owner of an engineering company; firmer owner and skipper of the Nordic Quest; author, avid fisherman and world traveler. Lives with his wife and their water-loving standard schnauzer in Portland, Oregon.
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