Voyages North

03 June 2018
22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Craig, west coast Prince of Wales Island. July 24-26, 2013.

31 July 2013 | posted at Metlakatla, Ak
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: A heron with a fish processing plant in the background at Craig.

After almost three weeks of cruising, we were ready for a port. We needed a grocery store, laundromat, fuel, freshwater and wifi access. Craig has all of those plus an opportunity to visit Richard Trojan and Jan Storbakken whom we’d met at Tokeen on Marble Island in 2008.

Craig is a working town of logging and fishing. Pickup trucks are the vehicle of choice and Carhartts and Xtratufs the preferred clothing. In the marina parking lot I saw both a bumper sticker that said, “Friends don’t let friends eat farmed salmon” and “Hug a logger, you’ll forget about the trees.” Although the Wards Cove cannery shut down years ago, it’s been replaced with several fish processing plants and fishing boats come and go in the marina at all hours of day and night.

Craig also has some pleasant surprises. On our first night in town we ate at the Shelter Cove Resort restaurant. The salmon was cooked to perfection, the service excellent and the atmosphere delightful. On our third night we ate at Zats Pizza, an attractive building in an industrial park surrounded by containers and construction equipment. (In between we had a very pleasant evening with Jan and Richard). On previous visits here we had good dinners at Ruth Ann’s in an old Victorian hotel. That‘s more good restaurants then anywhere else in SE Alaska, including the much larger Juneau and Kethikan. Craig is worth a visit.

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. [...]
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: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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