Voyages North

11 July 2021 | Posted in Seattle
10 April 2020 | Posted in Seattle
30 August 2019 | Posted at Port MCNeill
13 August 2019 | Posted at Prince Rupert
03 August 2019 | Posted at Ketchikan
02 August 2019 | posted in Metlakatla AK
22 July 2019 | Posted at Klawock/Craig
09 July 2019 | Posted at Juneau
09 July 2019 | Posted at Juneau

Klemtu. August 16, 2011

23 August 2011 | posted at Port McNeill
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Klemtu’s new Ferry Dock. Just north of town.

I stood on Osprey’s toe rail with the bow line, ready to jump off onto Klemtu’s fuel dock. But as we approached, I realized with horror that the metal bull rail on the dock was twisted and torn.

“Watch out, there may be sharp edges,” I called to Steve.

We both stepped gingerly onto the dock, avoiding the bull rail. But even the concrete foundations of the rails were wobbly. Finding something to tie our lines to was difficult as whole chunks of the rails were loose. Some boat must have really collided with the dock and not just recently as the exposed rebar was rusty.

Minutes before we had passed Klemtu's new ferry dock. With light poles, stone bulkheads and traffic signs, the Ferry Dock looked like it belonged in a city, not this little native village. The contrast between the fuel dock and Ferry Dock was disorienting.

But the important thing was they had fuel and potable water. Our fuel tank supposedly holds 70 gallons but gets narrower toward the bottom and slopes forward. We really don’t know how much of that 70 gallons we can use. We took 57 gallons when the most we had ever taken before was 51.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2019 Seattle to SE Alaska 2018 San Juan Islands to Great Bear Rainforest 2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: [...]
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