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HomeSkillet Fest: A 10 Year Retrospective

...describing the performers playing "under a green and white striped tent to an audience of fishermen and women, business owners, deckhands, musicians, and cannery workers."At the beginning, Galanin said his goal was to keep it going for 10 years -- and he's...
Photo: Popeye the sailor man

Deckhand Brian Larson hoses off the Popeye as he prepares to leave Auke Bay Harbor to troll for king salmon on Thursday. Larson, originally from Georgia, is spending his summer in Juneau, fishing with Captain Christien Therrien.
Catching up with the 'Deadliest Catch' crew

...when crab fishing in the Bering Sea, said F/V Time Bandit deckhand Russell Newberry. "Rule number one is stay on the boat...will kill you," he said. Newberry and Travis Lofland, a deckhand on the F/V Wizard, who also is featured on the Discovery...
Photo: The sunny one

A deckhand from Sydney, Australia, cleans the bow of the Solaia yacht on Monday, while it was in port downtown. Solaia means "The sunny one" in Italian. To read more about the Solaia, visit
My Turn: If it's broke ... fix it

...Association and has represented trollers in state, federal, and international arenas for 27 years. When not chained to her desk or in a meeting, she feels fortunate to deckhand on a troll boat out of a small town in Southeast Alaska.
Crewman says USCG ignored safety warning

...commercial fishing and processing vessel sank suddenly in the Bering Sea during the early morning hours of April 2. Former deckhand Bobby Croom of Anchorage testified Tuesday before a Coast Guard panel investigating the sinking. Investigators also heard...
Minority status pushes female halibut captain to work harder

...still doing the chores of deckhands - cleaning windows with a...Though often mistaken for a deckhand in this community dominated...alone, although she has a deckhand who helps out two or three...started working boats as a deckhand - cleaning fish, baiting...
Tours with perspective

...little bit, such as teaching them to say 'Gunalcheesh' (thank you)," McKenzie said. For example, on board the Keet, deckhand and engineer John Martin gives a cultural presentation, and passenger service host Al Barrill wears his regalia and explains...
Juneau man charged with firing gun in Sitka bar

...felony assault after the incident Sunday afternoon at the busy Pioneer Bar.Tyler Westlund, 22, of Port Townsend, Wash., a deckhand on Davis' boat, was charged with felony evidence tampering. Police say he left the bar with a gun used in the assault...
State report details injuries in fisheries Alaska's Bulletin of Epidemiology Dec. 5.Of the fishermen seen in Dutch, processors were slightly more likely than deckhands to be injured while fishing, while trawl vessels accounted for 60 percent of the injuries, compared to 21 percent for longliners...


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