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Old 16-01-2013, 21:38   #1
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Southeast Alaska Winter Moorage

We are planning to sail to SE Alaska this summer from Southern BC, and leave our boat in Southeast over the winter while we go home. We will arrange with someone local to keep an eye on our boat. We will return the next Spring and slowly sail back home. Where would be a good harbor to leave the boat?
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:41   #2
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Re: Southeast Alaska Winter Moorage

I would recommend Ketchikan. It is the closest to you. They have a couple of nice marinas, operated by the City, with all the usual conveniences. Catch a motor coach down to SEATAC, clearing customs on the way, and hop an Alaska Airlines jet for a 90 minute ride to K-Town. During summer months, Alaska Air has four non-stops a day to/from KTN.

Or ride the Alaska Marine Highway (Ferry) out of Bellingham. It will drop you off within walking distance of your boat in KTN

Although snowfalls can be heavy some years, in general Ketchikan has the mildest winter of all of Alaska, mostly just 40º(F) and raining all winter, unless it clears up then temps can drop down into the teens until the next weather system comes in off the ocean and it clouds over, warms up and rains some more.

BTW, I am an ex-Canuck, born and raised in Powell River.
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