Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska

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Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska. This is somewhere over Vancouver Island, Canada

     In August of 2007 I finished the basic course in Merchant Marine Training in Maryland. My next step was to get some sea time. I was scheduled to go out on an at least 120 day sailing with any shipping company that had an opening. The problem was the Coast Guard was undergoing a major reorganization in the Merchant Marine division thanks to some pork barrel maneuvering by West Virginia's Senator Byrd. All the offices from around the US were being moved to West Virginia which would be the only place in the US where a member of the Merchant Marine could get licenses, certificates, and other documentation. And I suppose that makes sense when you see a map of West Virgina and notice all the oceans on it's borders. No, this was all about a powerful senator wasting tax payer's money to get jobs for his state duplicatiing work that was already being done in established locations.

Anchorage airport.
 But what this meant to me was that I was going to have to wait 3 to 4 months for my new documentation with no job! Nice huh!

     So I called around and found an electrician's job in Alaska on a 90 day contract. This was perfect for me so I flew from Baltimore to Seattle and took my physical. The company put me on a plane to Akutan, Alaska in the Aleutian Island chain about 40 miles east of Dutch Harbor. I was  pretty happy with this as one of the things on my bucket list was to see all 50 US states before I check out and I was down to missing only about 5 states at that time including Alaska.

The first leg of the journey was the flight to Anchorage. We flew on a Boeing 737 and landed uneventfully in Anchorage. I took a lot of pictues from the airplane window and could see at least one glacier and many mountains with snow. And this is in August, the hotest time of the year so I can just imagine how cold it is in the winter time. We were in the Anchorage airport for a few hours and then we got on a smaller plane and headed out to the Aleutian Islands chain for Dutch Harbor. Read about it my next blog.

bigmac993 says:
Thanks Ineke!
Posted on: Nov 20, 2009
Vlindeke says:
I'm looking forward to your Alaska photos!
Posted on: Nov 20, 2009
bigmac993 says:
Thanks Ed!
Posted on: Nov 20, 2009
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