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Final Post

I realized I had forgotten to explain what we did during our “Fisheries Week” back in Sitka, Alaska. After we all enjoyed a couple of days off and a warm shower, we started our week with a cookout at Halibut … Continue reading

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Yes, We Can (Salmon)!

A group of Knox students prepare salmon for canning. Click on the picture to check out a video of Reina Galvan ’15 learning how to remove the skin on a salmon filet! Photo by Kyle Walenga ’13

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Eating All Day

During the kayaking portion, our guides told us that it was important to snack all day to keep our energy levels up and keep us warm. That was not hard for any of us to do! Because of its importance, … Continue reading

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Tlingit and Natural History

These cuts in this Sitka Spruce were used by the Tlingit people to signify a good place to come ashore. Additionally, these cuts helped the Tlingit harvest pitch (sap) from the trees, which are good for starting fires or may … Continue reading

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The View from a Campsite

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The Swim Edition

While we are in our cook groups making dinner a few days into the trip, Philip Bennett decides he wants to take a swim. At first, most people think he is joking. It had been quite cold and very rainy … Continue reading

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We Love Kayaking!

Jordan Durrett ’13 and Zoe Marzluff ’15 kayaking Philip Bennett ’14 shows some style while kayaking a single.

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Skipping Rocks

Kyle Walenga ’13 skips rocks, one of our favorite pastimes on the trip.

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Safety First!

Nora McGinn ’14 tries on her safety suit to go commercial fishing. It is important that the suit fits and that she be able to get the suit on within 60 seconds if the boat begins to sink. This one … Continue reading

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Shots from the Inside Passage

A photo of our kayaks and the beautiful scenery Head Guide, Scott Harris, teaches us how to put up tarps. Pictured (from left to right): Scott Harris, Jordan Durrett ’13, Sebastian Rouanet ’13

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