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To find ferry funding, backers target Southcentral minds

...that ship can be afforded by the fund, there won't be anything left to replace the other mainliners.Korsmo, a tugboat captain, said he knows how much it can cost to keep an old ship operating, and aging ships can cause safety hazards. He's...
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Peter McKay

...Peter would grin. "I don't need to go for the gold, like scaling K2." Even as a child, Peter always admired tugboat captains. "You're not going for glory," he'd say. "You're just out on the water, working hard." A celebration...
SE mayors, public unimpressed with ferry concept

...will operate safely and efficiently while being built for less than $50 million apiece.Mike Korsmo of Skagway, a tugboat captain who is also a member of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board, was the first to testify.Korsmo kept his remarks...
Latino group calls for Young's resignation

...immigration reform.Among his jobs before entering politics were teaching school to indigenous Alaskans and working as a tugboat captain in the Yukon. Since entering Congress in 1973, Young has been known for his hot temper, his salty language and his...
New poll riles advocates of Juneau road

...mayor's office for four years and I haven't heard much discussion of that project," Hasquet said. Mike Korsmo, a tugboat captain who lives in Skagway and is opposed to the road, pushed for an education campaign. "I've always been curious...
My Turn: Caging Southeast's 800-pound gorilla that there is a very good chance it will work and satisfy the public. Let's give it a shot. Mike Korsmo is a tugboat captain, member of the Skagway City Council, on the Southeast Conference Board of Directors and on the Alaska Municipal...
Scientists seek info on orca sightings

...within sight of Alaska's seas can participate, including mariners, fishermen, ferry passengers, barge crews, tugboat captains, pilots and beachcombers. Forms have been distributed to Alaska harbormasters and can be found online. "We want...
Longtime captain learned to walk on family boats

...attracts barely any boaters.But tugboat captain Katrina Anderson has been staring...Anchorage's only resident tugboat captains, part of an invisible maritime...didn't realize becoming a tugboat captain was an option, because she...
Juneau Sears survives first round of store closings

...circumstances allow." Could this happen to Juneau's Sears?"No, I run a tight ship," said Wells, who is also a tugboat captain. "We offer great customer service."Wells said his district manager assured him he had nothing to worry about...
Coast Guard faults owner, rules in sinking

...There's a lot of things that contribute to problems, not just one thing," said Jacobsen, himself a retired tugboat captain. The board made 36 recommendations, many technical in nature. However, it was especially critical of the "Alternate...


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