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An Alaskan Light

...Prince of Wales, boating is like coming home. She's as comfortable on the water as a mermaid, as authoritative as a sea captain (which is why she's the skipper; as her father says, she has "boat moxie"). But the boat was ours before we...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/alaskan-light
Outdoors
On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...decades before preventative measures became standard aboard ship; Captain Cook in the 1770s was ahead of most other sea captains and successfully avoided a scurvy epidemic.In fact, there is a long history of knowledge about the successful treatment...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/trails-scourge-scurvy
Outdoors
Accumulated Fragments: The mother of the North

...she was out looking for more work. She had spotted a large house on the outskirts of town that had been built by a sea captain for his large family. The family had not been happy about living this far north and had moved, leaving the big house empty...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-11-11/accumulated-fragments-mother-north
Neighbors
Villages modeled for tsunami project

...may count high tide as sea level, but bathymetric maps commonly count low tide as its zero reference because, as any sea captain knows, safe navigation calls for knowing just how shallow the shallows are. In addition, significant discrepancies...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102306/sta_20061023007.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...photographers Winter and Pond to get the right design. The Russian houses are based on a series of watercolors by a Finnish sea captain. ``They were trained observers, often used as spies, so they had to be accurate,'' Kleinert said. ``When I...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011100/Biz_model.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Four missing in Bering Sea Captain found dead after crab boat capsizes By T.A. BADGER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE - High winds and low visibility were hampering...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031999/Loc_capsize.shtml
The ole curiosity shop of Peter the Great

...dozens of masks, body armor, blankets and tools. One of the earliest pieces is a tribal emblem, collected by the sea captains Ismailov and Bocharov, in 1788, at Yakutat. They were instructed by Grigorii Shelikov, who founded the first European...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062207/nei_20070622002.shtml
Neighbors
New large-print titles at local public libraries

...Other True Cases," by Ann Rule. Seven new cases are here for True Crime fans, including one involving a retired sea captain in Seattle whose disappearance at the age of 80 left police and family wondering. Known for his philandering, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011207/boo_20070112019.shtml
Books
Ocean cinema

...short about a five-week paddling trek along the 1,200 Adriatic Islands near Croatia. He interviews scientists, sea captains and family fishermen. what: alaska ocean film festival 2006 when: 7 p.m. friday, march 10, and 7 p.m. saturday...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030906/thi_20060309016.shtml
This WeeK
Rat Island is rat free, name change pitched

...island of grass-covered volcanic rock about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage got its unflattering moniker when a sea captain in the 1800s noticed the island was infested with rats. That was decades after a rat-infested Japanese ship went...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-12/rat-island-rat-free-name-change-pitched
State

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