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Lawrence Charles Sommers

...Washington. The couple moved to Juneau from Walla Walla, in 1976. Larry worked underwater and above water on ferry docks/docks in Seattle, Juneau, Ketchikan, Tenakee Springs and Haines. Larry was proficient with metal working. He created...

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Harbor department warns of storms

The City and Borough of Juneau Docks & Harbors department is asking boat owners to check their vessels before and during stormy weather.In an email, the department...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-28/harbor-department-warns-storms
Local
Hull damage forces Shell Arctic support ship back to dock

...piece of equipment for Arctic drilling planned by Royal Dutch Shell off the northern coast of Alaska was forced to return to dock after a hole more than three feet long was discovered in its hull, the company said Tuesday.It was unclear if the mishap would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-07/hull-damage-forces-shell-arctic-support
State
Battle over blackwater

...release treated wastewater while tied up at the capital city's docks.The wastewater is a mixture of greywater - water that comes...year, 12 of them can pump out greywater while tied up at city docks, and eight of those can also offload the greywater-blackwater...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-21/battle-over-black-water
Local
Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs

...Arctic offshore drilling project after it's repaired.The damaged ship, a 380-foot icebreaker, arrived at a Swan Island dry dock about 3 a.m. Saturday. The icebreaker is a key part of Shell's exploration and spill-response plan off Alaska's northwest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/damaged-shell-icebreaker-arrives-oregon
State
Barefoot benefit: Pastor goes shoeless

...the plus side, the wood on Ketchikan's docks "feels like velvet," he said.Ketchikan...experience. Though the timbers on the docks are smooth, other experiences are burned...Safeway and walking back and hitting the docks," he said. "The ramp that's uncovered...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-19/barefoot-benefit-pastor-goes-shoele
Neighbors
Man saved from boat fire

...confirm. The fire marshal said the cause was still under investigation.The "Blue Oasis" is still floating in the water at the docks, though some of its windows cracked from the heat and its door is now padlocked. Fire officials estimated the fire and smoke...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-17/man-saved-boat-fire
Local
My Turn: Action in Alaska's Arctic

...to a 400-foot concrete city dock. It has an industrial site...acres and a 300-foot piling dock. The largest marine capability...includes an 800-foot concrete dock, 200,000 square feet of warehouse...Panamax-size berths. These docks are used by cruise ships in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-22/my-turn-action-alaskas-arctic
Opinion
My Turn: If it's broke ... fix it

...of trollers is just beginning to take the wheel of the fishery. It's an exciting time and there is lots of optimism on the docks, particularly with these big runs of fish. It's just wrong to stifle such hope and enthusiasm with bad science and politics...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-13/my-turn-if-its-broke-fix-it
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 20, 2015

...harbor department shared with us that someone has been leaving unpleasant surprises in the vendor booths on the cruise ship docks. Have some respect, folks.Thumbs up to a renewal. Earlier this month, the TV network Animal Planet renewed its series...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-20/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion

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