William Howard Ahrensfeld

...aftermath of World War II, responsible for radio communications. After the service, he worked for Ratsey and Lapthorn, a sail manufacturing company. He then obtained his aircraft engine repair certification (A&E Certificate) in Long Island, then...
Amid Europe's migrant tensions, kindness arises too

PARIS - A 24-year-old Danish woman sails refugees across windy straits to safety in Sweden. A Romanian...main train station with a sign bearing this message, offering to sail them from Denmark across to Sweden, where asylum policies are...
Nation and World
Authors cruise will sail Friday

The sixth annual Alaska Authors at Sea whale-watching cruise will sail from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at both Hearthside Books locations.Authors include...
Ferry Aurora won't sail Saturday

...canceled its Saturday sailings to allow time for repairs to the ship's firefighting equipment. The ferry was scheduled to sail from Cordova to Whittier and back to Cordova on that date.The news was announced in a Tuesday email from the AMHS. Ferry system...
Sails unfurl in Spirit of Admiralty race

...began to ebb the seas grew short and steep. All boats reduced sail as they moved fast to the north, often surfing down waves...Dave D'AmoreNote: As this is a very mixed fleet, each boat sails under a PHRF ratings handicap to fairly adjust times for a more...
High sails and high seas from the Southeast Alaska Sailing club start their second race of the season.Eight vessels will tack and jibe under full sails as they work for position to start at 9:30 a.m. off Mayflower Island in Douglas. Spectators can park at the Douglas Boat...
Martha Jacobs Benzel

...Wildflower Court Nursing Home where, in her last year of life, she served as the President of the Residents Council. She supported SAIL, Inc., having had a son with special needs, really enjoyed the bragging rights of walking in every "Only Fools Run at Midnight...
Sea chanteys add high note to WhaleFest

...or third cruise we had a chanteyman. The first time we set sail he started making noise, and we were thinking, 'Stop that...particular activity, such as raising the anchor or hoisting sails. They're always sung without any instrumental accompaniment...
Ferry docked, tram grounded by bad weather

The FVF Chenega will not sail today due to a bad weather forecast for Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal...the Alaska Marine Highways System.The Chenega had been scheduled to sail from Juneau to Angoon, Sitka and back to Juneau.The marine waters...
Race to Alaska will return next summer

KETCHIKAN - The boat race that challenged contestants to sail, paddle or peddle their vessels from Washington to Alaska will return next year.This summer's Race to Alaska was a simple...


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