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Magazine heralds Yakutat as one of U.S.'s best surf scenes

...Y.; Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Coos Bay, Ore.; as the top surf destinations in the country. "Have Bush pilot Les Hartley drop you and your gear on one of countless unknown, unnamed and potentially perfect point breaks along the rugged coast...
Biologist: ship likely killed whale to figure out how long the whale had been dead. It was first seen near Point Manby on May 15 or 16 by bush pilot Les Hartley. The carcass drifted northwest May 17, when it was photographed trailing some debris. It beached May 18 near the...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Weather Service in Yakutat. ``We surf in snow, rain, whatever. It's just the wind we don't like,'' said Les Hartley, 41, a surfing convert heading for the breaks on a February afternoon. ``When the outside temperatures get down...
Yakutat fishermen died of exposure and drowning

...tighter after this tragic event."The Coast Guard Juneau Command Center was contacted at 5:09 p.m. Monday by pilot Les Hartley of Alsek Air Service in Yakutat who spotted an overturned skiff with a person clinging to the top of it. A seafood...


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