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High sails and high seas

...boats 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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-22/high-sails-and-high-seas
Sports
My corner of Alaska: Old age and old boats

...wasn't much to it. The Last Boat had one sail and a small outboard. Below, he gave...His principle pleasure, though, was to sail up one of his near-by watersheds on a...to watch nervously until she saw the red sail coming home. Then, a month ago, he tried...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/my-corner-alaska-old-age-and-old-boats
Art
Air Force mystery space plane poised for launch today

...missions ended in California.NASA has a materials experiment aboard, while the Planetary Society is tagging along with a solar-sail demo.Although largely mum about this X-37B flight, the Air Force has acknowledged a thruster experiment involving electric...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/air-force-mystery-space-plane-poised-
Not For Web
AMHS ferry Taku beached for the summer

...new arrangements.The Taku, which during summer typically sails between Ketchikan and Juneau, stopping in Wrangell, Petersburg...operating budget has been finalized. Other AMHS ferries will sail with minimal or no changes to the summer schedule. The summer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-13/amhs-ferry-taku-beached-summer
State | Local
Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen

...Iran's semi-official Fars news agency said a cargo ship with 2,500 tons of food, medicine, tents and blankets has set sail for Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida. The ship was also carrying several journalists, rescue workers, physicians and "anti-war...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-12/saudi-led-coalition-pounds-yemen
Not For Web
Around town for Tuesday, May 5

...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/2015-05-05/around-town-tuesday-may-5
Local
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

...when there is a westerly wind and the tide is ebbing.The captain waited another day and then, in agreement with his men, set sail for Avacha Bay on the 27th. With the loss of their two boats, they had no way to replenish their dwindling supply of fresh...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/mysteries-yakobi-island-part-ii
Outdoors
Ketchikan man making replica sail for museum ship

...that he would execute properly on the replica sail."The original sails had a lot of errors, Bartos said, with the...sailed and sailed and anytime I got a chance to sail, I'd sail - dinghy sails or good boats," he said, adding "I was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-09/ketchikan-man-making-replica-sail-museu
State
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
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

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