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Officials rescue 367 migrants off Libya; 25 bodies found

...from sub-Saharan Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia to reach Libya. Once there, they set sail in flimsy motorized rubber dinghies or rickety fishing boats. When the vessels have problems, often someone aboard contacts...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-06/officials-rescue-367-migrants-libya-2
Not For Web
Cutter Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyage

...an era also served as a bon voyage party for the 17 crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island.She set sail Wednesday morning on a 7,000-nautical mile journey from Homer to Baltimore, Maryland, to the Coast Guard yard where...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-22/cutter-roanoke-island-leaves-homer-last
State
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/mysteries-yakobi-island-part-ii
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...mammals, including several 10-meter long Pacific manatees. They built a new ship from the wreckage of the St. Peter and set sail in the summer of 1742.Dennis Hall and I skied into the clouds, feeling our way through a field of crevasses near the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-12/saudi-led-coalition-pounds-yemen
Not For Web
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part I

...of Alaska's greatest unsolved mysteries. In the summer of 1741, two Russian ships, the St. Paul and St. Peter, set sail from Avacha Bay on the Kamchatka Peninsula under the command of Vitus Bering. Aleksi Chirikov, captaining the St...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/beaten-path-mysteries-yakobi-island-
Outdoors
My Turn: The lipstick on a Legislative Council-spending pig

...and essentially fund a full reconstruction of the building? I don't think they did. It seems more like the ship set sail with Hawker all alone at the helm. In a democracy that prides itself on a system of checks and balances, there were none...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-10/my-turn-lipstick-legislative-council-
Opinion
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
Stage is set for final battles

...withdraw. On Feb. 4, 1815, the fleet (the largest since the Spanish Armada), with all the British troops aboard, set sail for the southeast coast of the U.S.The news of the victory in New Orleans helped to bolster the Nation's moral and...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-03/stage-set-final-battles
Neighbors

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