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Photo: Buoy rolling

...roll a few of the 18 foam buoys down to the fishing dock at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Tuesday. Every April 1 the USCG deploys the buoys to mark the small boat passage across the Mendenhall Bar. The buoys are pulled on October 15.
Photo: Buoy boys

...Kiener, all with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elderberry, move a buoy into a small skiff for deployment in the Mendenhall Bar on Wednesday. The crew placed 18 buoys to mark the narrow channel from Gastineau Channel and Fritz Cove for the boating...
First Friday: Quilts, Tongass, marabou coho and Cajun picture boxes

...watercolor fishing scenes with tied flies. (Dolly Varden fishing in North Douglas with a pink salmon bucktail fly. Mendenhall Bar coho season with a marabou coho fly.) ROCK PAPER SCISSORS: Rock Paper Scissors will feature co-owner Leah Sturgis...
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Photo: Bye bye buoy

U.S. Coast Guard FM Mike Ploski, left, and BM1 Shaun Wunch of the Coast Guard Cutter Elderberry hoist a channel buoy into a truck as they work with members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary to retrieve the buoys from the Mendenhall Bar on Friday.
Group discusses Auke Bay facility

...fishermen for a list of possible harbor additions and improvements. The need for a commercial loading facility north of Mendenhall Bar emerged as the top priority. With the rise of fuel prices during the past few years, Juneau has become more of a...
Photo: Buoy removal

U.S. Coast Guard member Mike Lombardo, left, detaches buoys from chains as crew mates Raymond Attaway, David Quigley and Scott Self bring in the last of the Mendenhall Bar buoys for the winter season on Wednesday. The crew is from the buoy tender Elderberry based in Petersburg.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...He then was released. Other: The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Elderberry has been setting seasonal buoys along the Mendenhall Bar. Sixteen buoys were set up Wednesday along the bar, a route commonly used by small vessels. Buoys are removed and...
Photo: Coast Guard rite of spring

...Guard buoy tender Elderberry, stationed in Petersburg, load channel marking buoys into a skiff to be placed in the Mendenhall Bar Saturday. Every year the Coast Guard sets the smaller seasonal buoys at the beginning of the summer boating season...
Photo: Buoys of spring

In a sure sign of spring, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry's crew load up buoys for deployment in the Mendenhall Bar on Tuesday.
Proposed crossing raises clearance issues

...used to construct an earthen causeway to North Douglas from Sunny Point. The design provides a small bridge over the Mendenhall Bar Channel. The design indicates a 16 foot clearance with a 22-foot tide. It takes 12 feet of tide to cover the high...


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