July 10, 2006

We ran all night and arrived in downtown Juneau about
3 am. I was up at 6:30 am and off to my processors
about 7:20 to load up fish totes and ask my processor
for some “adult supervision” in operating the public
cranes at the harbor dock. I’d never done a
whole-boat offload like this from anyone’s boat buy my
own, and this would be my first time operating the
crane to hoist small plastic boxes of fish from the
hold to the dock high above. From there, we transfer
the fish into insulated fish totes and off they go on
our truck or a little trailer I have to our processor
for weighing and processing.

The crane was pretty self-explanatory, and you have to
be careful not to hit lights and antennaes and rafts
that are on either side of the hold as the 150lb hoist
ball and hook go up with full totes of fish and down
with empty totes for more fish.

4 and a half hours later, we’d offloaded all the fish,
and I was operating the crane with minor confidence by
the end of the session.

Then home to check emails and try to figure out who
had ordered what in Juneau and outside of Juneau.
Another day of running all day tomorrow and then maybe
a break.

Beautiful weather here in town – mostly sunny and 70 ish.

Mark Stopha and Sara Hannan
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
Wild Salmon and Salmon Pet Treats
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

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