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Old 08-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #21
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What I meant Eric is that "you can take the man out of the bush but you can't take the bush out of the man". Follow?
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:20 PM   #22
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I'd rather not talk about SP.

Freshalaska some Alaska lasses I call bush girls. Are you accusing me of being a bush boy? Could be worse. It's true I can't relate to some of the things people do down here. Like follow close in cars .. very close at 60+ mph. And then pass up many wonderful opportunities to pass. People will just about knock you down while walking around sidewalks and in stores. They pretend they don't see you and bull right through. Les Swaub tells me my car is ready but it's not at all and it's obvious they know it. Bought a used car from what looked like a very upright dealer. $8K car w a $2000 problem. Only shows itself starting cold so they probably start it every morning. I had it checked out w my mechanic but did'nt keep the car overnight. They got me and probably they got got buy the people that traded it in.

In Anchorage it's like that too but not in the smaller places. So I guess there's enough bush in me to notice that stuff.

1. My friend Shane took this one near Thorne Bay.

2. Calder Bay. 20 to 30' deep over a wide area and could anchor at a 10-1 scope. Very unusual in SE so I let out about 10-1 and set it good. Felt like I was ready for a gale (forcast was for 30 knot winds) but not much wind came. When I pulled anchor up came the ugliest big ball of black and super stinky mud. Took me 20 min to get it off and my hands smelled of that mud for over a week.

3. In the upper end of Duncan Canal not far west from Petersburg.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:56 PM   #23
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Eric, wasn't your brother or was it father, that was editor of Alaska Magazine ( Alaska Sportsman) for many years?
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Indeed he was .. Robert A Henning

He and Dale DeArmond bought the magazine in 1953. Changed the name (and the magazine to fit) not long after but continued the hunting and fishing element and it prevails today.

Dad formed Alaska NW Publishing and that spawned the Milepost, Alaska Journal, Alaska Geographic and much else.

He's gone now but now and then I'll say to my self "I'll have to ask dad about that". Still miss Mom and Dad.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #25
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The first two pictures were taken by a friend. The first is as taken and the second I played around with on the computer with "tools". I thought it was interesting and a bit dramatic so it's time to share.

3. The town of Kasaan south of Thorne Bay.

4. Just north of Kasaan. The oldest Clan House in the world is in those trees above the beach.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #26
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1. Myers Chuck on Clarence Strait.

2. In Dry Pass. Northern POW Is.

3. Taken by my friend and I think it's in Kasaan Bay.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #27
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Nice photos Eric. Love the multi colored kelp shots. Kind of planning a trip to SE in a couple of years as we acclimate to our new boat and outfit her. Spent the last 20 days bumping around the Gulf Islands in our Willard. Great weather and scenery.
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Thanks Keith. The GB will be an excellent platform to spend time in SE with.

Tonight's photos.

1. Here's one of the best beaches in SE. Sandy Beach. It's about 8 miles north on Thorne Bay on Clarence Strait. Sandy beaches like this are so few that when the sun comes out they get quite popular. We had the distinction of living closer to Sandy Beach than anyone else as we were the last house on SB road.

2. A volcanic rock formation high up in Duncan Canal near Petersburg.

3. Near Snug Harbor not far from Thorne Bay. My kayak w friend paddling.
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1. Taken by my friend Shane V.

2. Near Bradford Canal.

3. Edna Bay on far western Prince of Wales Island.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:32 PM   #30
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1. In Tonowek Narrows north of Craig there is a wooden crib sorta falling down that contains Chief Tonowek's remains. Plenty of water there when I went through (and 2 knots of current) so I took this shot out of the wheelhouse window. Notice the wooden warrior standing guard over the Chief.

2. This is the Floatel in the South arm of Thorne Bay. Jim and Jeanie McFarland have been running a lodge there since about 1980 .. give or take. We would frequently have Christmas dinner there .. ice permitting.

3. One of Shane VanOrden's pictures pictures I believe of Kasaan Bay.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:11 AM   #31
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For now this is all I've got for armchair geography re beaches in Alaska.

1. We're having a little picnic there on the little island. Called the unnamed Is Picnic Is after that. We went all the way out Karheen Passage w that little Evinrude 3hp twin. Nicest little OB I've had.

2. We wanted to buy the cabin in the middle of the pic. It was right across the narrows from the town of Petersburg. For years it was called Kuprunoff (SP?). No roads and no electricity. Mostly old rugged Alaskans or hippie types lived there. We liked Petersburg but ther'e very narrowly focused there. Fish, kids ..... or it dosn't exist.

3. I'm on the beach far up Duncan Canal a bit west of Petersburg. Very very few people go there as it's a dead end. The fishermen (all commercial) were there when we were but I don't recall any other boats at all. The only reason to go there is that it's there.
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I am really late to this thread but think you will appreciate this link. The Alaska ShoreZone project has over 4 million high resolution coastal images web-posted and they can all be downloaded for free. The site is at:

Alaska ShoreZone Coastal Mapping and Imagery

and if you go down the splash page look for the "Fly the Coastline . . . Flex Website" link to the map - zoom in to your area of interest and fly the shoreline.

I will try to post four that i downloaded - 3 from Thorne Bay and 1 from Kake. These are small versions - the originals are ~ 3MB. You should be able to find a low-tide aerial version of each of the beaches that you posted.
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oops - missed the Thorne Bay floats - trying again.
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Wow

Thanks Eric, and all. Love the picks.
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Here's a group of Alaskans headed for the beach....


Just kidding, sorry about the hijack but just couldn't resist it.
Looks just like Pensacola's "sugar sands"
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