Today was a blustery, sunny, happy day for us in Whittier and Passage Canal. We launched our 17-foot Klamath and went out to Pigot Bay via Shotgun Cove. We didn't fish much.
Above is a cruise ship, tied to the outer piers of the new west harbor, below Maynard Mountain. That's the mountain the long tunnel goes through.
Begich Towers are in the background. When Judy and I were married, we lived near the top floor. She taught at the school, I was the harbormaster.
This is the sign on the south side of Hobo Bay Trading Company. For years, Babs Reynolds cast out humongously delicious buffalo burgers, and endless wit and barbs to her hooked customers. The sign lists a number of various changes in town while she ran the place. Hobo Bay is looking for a new owner.
Of the 14 harbormasters, I was number one on her list chronologically.
This is all that is left of the ferry Leschi. In better days, it cruised from Madison Park to Bellevue, on Seattle's Lake Washington. After retirement, it was bought by Cordova developer Jim Poor. He brought it to Alaska, turned it into a crab and fish processor, and had his office in the upper stern compartment. I bought my first boat, the Swanee, in that office in 1974.
In 1979, it was surplused, and towed from Cordova to one of the "battleship" buoys in Shotgun Cove, near Whittier. Soon afterward, a moderate storm tore it loose. It fetched up in Neptune Cove, where it has since been ravaged.
Here's the Leschi before World War II, plying Lake Washington.