Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Brief Disclaimer When it Comes to Boats

Born in Colorado, raised in downtown Philadelphia, I worked on fishing boats, in the cannery, lived aboard briefly here in Alaska, but this – davets, binnacles, impellers, sea cocks, sea valves, zincs, valence, Manzoni box, heat exchanger, even how the wind willy-wallys, the boat hobby-horses, finding shelter for the night in hidy-holes – I really […]

Journal entry from 15 October 2009

Flew into Sitka at 5:44 last evening. Snow on the rim of the volcano, the tips of the dwarf pine branches, dusting the muskegs on Kruzoff Island. Sun clinking off the Three Sisters. Rick picked me up from the airport. We crossed O’Connell Bridge and headed to the end of Halibut Point Road to see […]

The Tug Chronicles Commence

A record of work and life on a tug boat in Alaska – and the transition from a house in South Philadelphia to Sitka AK.