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Old 07-12-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/documents/fares/summer_09/S09_SETariffs.pdf (broken link)

The passanger fare on the ferry from Bellingham to Ketchikan is only $239.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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neither you are a free spirit. yes i know its interesting --- the problem with being on the run is its habit forming & ages you fast.
moving plants don't root and therefore get no real nourishment.
plant yourself and be still do some growing.
Soo tell me in all your wisdom and growing experience in life. what is it i am running from and if i am even running at all.

Also i did some research and it is not illegal to hitchhike in canada except on the 400 series and the same logic applies in canada as it does in the states basicly be safe and for the most part use the on ramp.

Btw i did not get an answer to the question i asked which is what kind of culture change if any will i be looking at?
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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Check with the fish processors in Ketchikan. The two large ones maybe be hiring and they both have bunkhouses.

Alaska General Seafoods

E. C. Phillips and Son Inc. - Producers of quality seafood products
Those sound like some tough jobs, lol.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Those sound like some tough jobs, lol.
There not really tough but you do have to put in a lot of long hours. Probably start on the slime line and then move to something else.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Btw i did not get an answer to the question i asked which is what kind of culture change if any will i be looking at?
If your going to one of the bigger places like Anchorage, Ketchikan, Fairbanks, Juneau, etc. there isn't really any culture change. Just a bit smaller in places.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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No, as of June 1st the Passport was required.
From some stuff I've read and heard second hand here...people can get back into the U.S. without a passport, but it'll take a long delay, lots of grilling from the security nazis to "verify" you are a citizen (funny how until June 1 a birth cert. and ID card was enough to do that, I hate this crap)...I'd sooner go through that hassle than have the tracking/beast chip passport though. Better option is the ferry as Met suggested...
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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There not really tough but you do have to put in a lot of long hours. Probably start on the slime line and then move to something else.
The long hours would make them tough for a lot of people. Not the right job for a lazy couch potato type obviously...
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Hello all just wondering a couple of things.

1.The name is brandon.
2 I currently live in grand forks nd currently homeless.
3 I have about 6 hundred dollars to my name.
4 I have have traveled all over the southern usa via hitchhiking.
5 I heard the fishing boats up there pay nice money.

With that all said and done would i be insane or crazy to move to alaska? and as to the fishing boats do they really pay good cash or is that just all talk? also how are the women in alaska?

Thanks in advance to all people that respond as i am looking for a new start on life.
What are you looking for in such a move?

A greenhorn won't be making big money on a fishing boat...
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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He wouldn't have to get down to the "fishing cities" if he took the ferry. Not everyone flies to Anchorage to get here. If he has a job lined up that provides housing before he arrives, what he is wanting to do is entirely possible.

There are fishing season jobs available; there always are. Maybe not as seen on television but anyone who wants to work usually can.

The silvers haven't even come in yet; it really isn't a bad time to be looking.

How long have you lived here, Quake? Are you living in Wasilla now?
Sorry, guess it wasn't clear in my post that the ONLY way to even try to make it here with $600 was to get to Washington and take the ferry up. If you fly you're probably going to run out of money somewhere over Canada and I'd hate to see some guy get tossed out of the plane without a parachute for only buying 9/10th's of a ticket.

Yeah I'm here now in Wasilla. There are jobs available but like there are in any industry but there's always a good time to get a job and a bad time. Good time is at the beginning of the season when there are likely many openings needing filled, now there are less most likely due to a couple guys not being able to hack it etc. Hopefully the silver run will be better than the kings eh?

From the sounds of it though he didn't have anything lined up and was thinking he could make it here on $600. Possible yes, odds of it actually working out without considerable hardship 1:1000. If it were me I would tough it out another 6-8 months while in ND and make the trip next April. Just giving my opinion and this fellow can sift through all that have been given and choose what fits best for him.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Insanely brave?
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