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Kennicott repairs, upgrades put state ferry back on line

KETCHIKAN - The Kennicott, a ferry in the Alaska Marine Highway System, set sail earlier this month from the Ketchikan Shipyard with more than $13 million in repairs and refurbishments complete.The ferry...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/kennicott-repairs-upgrades-put-state-fe
State
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...the expedition, mysteriously lost 15 men while searching for fresh water on what was likely Yakobi Island. The two ships set sail in early June, but soon lost sight of each other in a storm. It was mid-July when the crew of the St. Peter enticed Bering...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
Ketchikan man making replica sail for museum ship

...Bristol Bay double-ender is a single-sail fishing boat that was widely used by immigrant...the 1880s, the concept of small single-sail, low-sitting fishing boats traveled...two people can run this boat, put the sail up and down and catch all these fish and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-09/ketchikan-man-making-replica-sail-museu
State
Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials

...mysteries of one of the wildest places on Earth.The 261-foot Sikuliaq (see-KOO'-lee-ak) next month will leave Seward, sail around the Aleutian Islands and tuck into sea ice in the Bering Sea. The voyage will be the final trial for its reinforced hull...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/arctic-research-vessel-sikuliaq-prepare
State
Photos: Got running?

...training for the Vermont 100, one of the original 100-mile races in the United States. Proceeds from the evening benefit SAIL's adaptive sports program, ORCA. Other panelists include local runners Houston Laws, Rachel Phelps and Cecile Elliott...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-17/photos-got-running
Sports
Around town for Monday, March 16

...Methodist Church. $5/10. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Details: 463-6175.Brain injury peer support group, noon to 1 p.m., SAIL offices, 3225 Hospital Drive. First Tuesday of the month. Details: 586-4920."Tuesday Noon Serenity" Al-Anon family...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-16/today-march-16
Local
Educator Spotlight: Annie Caulfield

...thing is being outdoors in wild and beautiful places. I love to swim in the ocean, hike along ridgelines and shorelines, and sail the Inside Passage. I love learning new bird songs and observing wild animals.Being with children in wild places combines...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-15/educator-spotlight-annie-caulfield
Neighbors
What's happening this week, March 12

...Homeport Eatery, featuring a collaborative exhibition on the theme of personal and community wellness; Baranof Realty, featuring SAIL photographers and Sarah Williams; Sitka Sound Science Center featuring multiple artists and SHS students; Sitka Rose Gallery...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-19
Art
SAIL: Inspiring personal independence in Southeast

...of Southeast Alaska Independent Living, or SAIL. "We help them do that."As the name implies, SAIL seeks to inspire personal self-sufficiency...times you have to find creative solutions."SAIL is one of hundreds of independent living centers...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-08/sail-inspiring-personal-independenc
Neighbors
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

ANCHORAGE - Fewer ships sailed through Arctic waters in 2014.Thirty-one ships used the Northern Sea Route over Russia to sail between Europe and Asia and another 22 used part of the route, Alaska Public Radio Network reported. Last year, 70 vessels...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/number-ships-transiting-arctic-waters-f
State

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