Category: Alaskan Life

General Update

By , September 19, 2019

Not much to report on the homestead recently, which is good; the combination of tour ships and wet weather, a potent combination according to my knowledgeable source in these matters (see The Mysteries of Cellular Internet Explained) has reduced our internet time considerably. For instance, it took me several days to successfully upload the September Monthly Movie recently.

Oddly, and somewhat pleasantly, we’ve alternated rainy days and sunny days over last weekend. Michelle’s and Aly’s end-of-season staff party for Rainbow Glacier Adventures fell on a sunny day; since it included a chartered boat to Skagway, that turned out quite nice!

Sawmill Fall near Skagway, Alaska

Sawmill Fall, near the top of Lynn Canal on the way to Skagway, Alaska (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Ghosts of Lynn Canal

By , August 9, 2019

If you read this blog often, you know how much I like watching the world go by the shore of our homestead. Lynn Canal is, particularly in summer, a fairly constant parade of water craft, north and south, back and forth through our view.

Of all of these vessels, perhaps my favorites are the Ghosts of Lynn Canal, the vintage wooden halibut schooners that ply our waters in the summer and early autumn months.

Halibut Schooner BERYLE E.

The halibut schooner Beryle E, loaded with fish (in blue totes), heading for Haines (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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