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Officials are 'hungry' for barge details

...while moving upstream against the current of the river." Potential effect on the fish stock assessment program at Canyon Island that has been in place for 25 years. "There is concern that the wheels might be damaged or completely destroyed if...

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News
Spawning grounds stock derby catch

CANYON ISLAND - Derby salmon wouldn't be so plentiful...Department of Fish & Game runs a fish camp on Canyon Island near the Canada border where it gathers...collected from one of the fish wheels off of Canyon Island on Friday. It was kind of a slow day...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081709/loc_482648093.shtml
Mystery eagles

...sightings of a sea eagle on the Taku River. The last confirmed sighting was May 21, 2002, near Fish Creek, just below Canyon Island, on the Taku River. "The Steller sea eagle on the Taku River was first identified by Skip Wallen in 1989," Jacobson...

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Outdoors
'New' hoverbarge is 'lipstick on a pig'

...by a Rolligon or pulled with a tractor. Redfern's tugboats have already sunk, run aground and have run into the Canyon Island fish wheels on the Taku River. Imagine what its new-fangled, unproven technology can do. Redfern's proposal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121608/let_368241416.shtml
Tulsequah Chief mine tug tips on Taku River

...barge operations, he said, because Fish and Game operates several fish wheels on that section of the river, next to Canyon Island. The department has been doing mark-recapture studies there for about 30 years, he said. He has been keeping an...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070408/loc_299824027.shtml
Fishermen need more than statements

...acceptable, but I still have some concerns. For example, I was told Redfern would traveling on the sandbar side of Canyon Island to allow the more traveled side to be open to existing river users. The problem with that plan is the area is prime...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030408/let_253602182.shtml
My Turn: Redfern proposal would boost Southeast economy

...channel wake, induced bank erosion would be minimal. As for spawning areas, Redfern has identified the area around Canyon Island as a fish spawning area, and their operations do outline plans for avoiding potential disturbances. Their operations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022608/opi_251284042.shtml
Tracked tow vehicles dangerous on Taku

...Canadian border, and I observed fall chum salmon spawning from the U.S.-Canadian border downstream to the area below Canyon Island known as Ward's Island. Rearing and movement of juvenile salmonids through this area also has been well documented...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072208/let_307861459.shtml
Redfern barge plan for Taku River under review

...boat. The trickiest part is at Canyon Island. On the west is a deeper but...tug will hand off the barge at Canyon Island to the amphibious vehicles, which...off the air cushion barge around Canyon Island. Noise and wake Two of the biggest...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121008/loc_365854314.shtml
Alvhild 'Hildie' Lowell

...as well as running the Taku River and trout fishing in the tributaries of Moose Creek and especially Fish Creek near Canyon Island. She won the first Trout Derby in 1950 with a 253/8-inch cutthroat at Turner Lake. They also enjoyed traveling...

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