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Old 07-28-2007, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Thorne Bay, AK
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Metlakatla, I read the article in National Geographic last night. I'm sorry that I didn't take the time to do it before this. It was a real eye opener and disappointing. I'm anxious to get up there and see it for myself, but I can tell you now that the forests won't be what I was expecting. Many of those forests can't be replaced in many lifetimes, and probably won't be because when the new growth is sawable, it will likely be cut. Thanks for the push to get me to read it.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:22 AM
 
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Thanks, Truesdale.

Although the view of the forest on the road between Klawock and Thorne Bay damn near breaks my heart, parts of the island are still beautiful. A couple of times last winter when I was out there, for a few seconds I could almost remember what it once was.

It's worth investing in for the right reasons and it sounds like yours are the right ones.

It's hard to love something and see it degraded and abused in the way that the Tongass National Rain Forest has been and anyone and everyone who cares about this state needs to take a good long look at what has taken place there and how Outside interests have played us for fools. And what's almost even worse is that that the Native Corporations sold out their own lands for a fast buck.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:18 AM
 
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Default Maybe a good match

SOunds like POW might be a good match. I see you are from the Adirondacks. When I moved here I was reminded of the Adirondacks as I drove the highway between Craig and Klawock.
Good that you are good at buying ahead and stockpiling food, as the food prices are high and selection not always the greatest. Lots of folks here shop at Costco and some have taken to buying product through a farm out of the Pacific Northwest. And if you like to eat what you catch and shoot, heck, you've got it made!
We live in Craig, the largest city on the island. THorne Bay, Coffman Cove and HOllis are on the east coast of the island, Craig on the west, closer to outside waters. I like Craig, but if I had to choose another area, it would be HOllis, for reasons I jsut can't quite put into words. Craig has the most infrastructure, followed by Thorne Bay, Coffman and then Hollis. There is pavement connecting THorne Bay, Craig, Hollis and Klawock, and maybe by the time you get here, Coffman Cove.
Good luck with your research!
p.s.-I wrote another quote, "Prince of Wales for Us!"- you might want to look at.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Thorne Bay, AK
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Thanks Paravelli. I had already your other post this morning. I really appreciate your thoughts. I think I know what you mean by the similarities to the Adirondack Mountains. Each time we are up there we say the same thing. The elevations are about the same and the trees are very similar, just not as large and we have a lot of hard woods. I guess the biggest difference is that our mountains have lost their snow well before June. We are definitely going to be spending time on the island next June, after we leave Petersburg and Wrangell., and will be studying the east side. I'm assuming that being on the east side usually means more protected waters.

Do you, or anyone else know much about the halibut, salmon, crab and/or shrimp fishing on the east side of POW vs. the west side?

Any information on the availability of dockage in Coffman Cove, Thorne Bay and Hollis?

I'm flying blind down here in 70 and 80 degree temperatures and would really like to get up there and feel the 60's again!
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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I went there on holiday once to pow, nice place
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