Originally Posted by James S
We are from Alaska.... Fairbanks.
I bought the boat from my dad who used Juneau as home port.
She did spend many years in Valdez and Hoonah as well.
The dragons are known in some Asian cultures to be good luck.
However, when dad had her built (Taiwan) he said he didn’t want all that dragon stuff on his boat...the builders tried to convince him but to no avail.
Delivery of the first Arctic Lady was to be to California…shipped on deck of some freighter with some other new boats.
As the story goes there was a storm and it had to be set over the side along with some other boats in order to save the ship.
The second one got the dragons…..they are actually molded into the hull.
She looks very different then when she was in Alaska…the pic below is her original layout with the helm on the stern…..you may recognize her.
Hi.... What are you doing so far away from home?
She is a very beautiful boat and the story of the dragons is interesting. I don't think I'd go against the old ways or superstitions of the people who build the boats. It's strong medicine especially when they believe so strongly on it.
Are you going to be staying there or coming eventually back to Alaska
? It'll be a cold place after the heat you are used to.
Best regards, -Spinner
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