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Coast Guard rescues three from island in Favorite Channel

...called for help at about 7 a.m., saying the bad weather - two-foot seas amid wind and rain - left them stranded on Bird Island, near the Shrine of St. Therese, according to the agency.Station Juneau Coast Guardsmen responded and recovered...
One of two area wildfires out

...said firefighters stamped out the Bird Island fire on Wednesday and contained...went back yesterday and put the Bird Island fire out, and called that officially...the forest floor.Thompson said Bird Island, a small uninhabited island located...
Firefighters battle two Juneau wildfires

...Empire on Monday by phone from Bird Island.Thompson said the Forest Service...received notice of another fire on Bird Island, an uninhabited place west of...when we got the call on this (Bird Island) one," Thompson said. "So...
Borough hopes sea-lion science will ease fishing curbs

...58-foot converted seiner Advancer, pulls out his laptop computer to show where he once made tows off Castle Rock and Bird Island. Both are now off limits. Last winter, he and his crew fished near Adak in the Aleutian chain. On the way, near...
Five boaters rescued near Amalga Harbor

...before it capsized near Gull and Bird islands on Sunday afternoon were rescued...saying, 'Going into the water. Bird Island,'" said Petty Officer Roger...reports of any injuries." Gull and Bird islands are in Favorite Channel, about...
A winter whale show to remember

...saw the whales. Two misty blows could be seen toward Bird Island, two more near Eagle Reef and one was spotted to the...further away from the shore and make the crossing to Bird Island for lunch. As we started paddling a mass of sea lions...
September morn

...6-foot seas in the general area, which may explain the absence of small boats in this view of Favorite Channel and tiny Bird Island. Morning seas in the channel were closer to 6 inches, but did increase -- along with the wind -- by mid-afternoon...


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