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Sterling author shares journey of life at sea

...working in canneries with college friends he calls "fish hippies" to enduring a constant barrage of torment from a crotchety skipper. Fast-forward 15 years Atcheson encounters a harrowing night of terror on the Bering Sea aboard a boat in peril. Atcheson...
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An Outdoor View: Wondering what fish want for halibut out of Homer. A client had given the skipper a Biosonix BSX sonic fish-attraction system, an electronic...suddenly reeling in keepers. But we'll never know why. The skipper changed the music to Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons...
Cook Inlet sport fishermen faced newly restrictive fisheries in 2014

...the option to run two halibut trips per day. "That's a huge investment for us," he said. "We're talking about the skipper coming, switching all the gear over, taking the permit over and there's just no money it for us. It just doesn't pencil...
Skipper attempts first circumnavigation of Arctic ice in an open motorboat

...destination that night. It was also 5,800 miles into what is planned as a 15,000-mile trip around the Arctic ice cap. The skipper's research indicates the expedition, if successful, will be the first circumnavigation of the northern ice in an open...

...seiner Quetzal walked the 48-feet by 120-feet float to head up the drive-down ramp."It's really nice," said Quetzal skipper Steve Good when asked about the new facility, "It's a very nice change - a nice addition to the town."Commercial fishermen...
Juneau youths learn to sail away, harnessing wind

...small jib chattering in the brisk gusts. At the helm, the skipper's hands pulled the main lines hard, pressed her legs against...multi-million-dollar boats and professional crews. But skipper Olivia Fletcher is just 11, the waters are Gastineau Channel...
Outdoors it when an animal has a movie name that is not really its own. The credits might say: Skipper, played by Spot. Does the story really need a Skipper? Just let Spot play himself and save a lot of canine confusion.You can't always trust...
Fear of pain

...Boat Harbor might well freeze solid, sound reason for the skipper to cancel the trip. I also braced myself for a closet-sized...despite a brisk north wind and air temperature in the low teens, skipper Richard Maltzer was ready and eager to go. His boat, a 30-foot...
The reluctant fisherman

...boredom, discomfort and terror. My back hasn't been the same since the last time I went fishing with a charter-boat skipper who felt it necessary to run his boat at 20 m.p.h. on choppy water. A red flag snaps up and a klaxon blares whenever...
The curse of drink

...the transom. By the time they pulled their anchor and started their motor, they were "well down at the stern." The drunk skipper steered straight for shore. His drunk buddy stood up, ready to jump ashore. The boat stopped short of the bank, launching...


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