timistravels

My job allows me to visit a lot of Alaska on a yearly basis. I wanted to capture the trips in one location!

Craig, Alaska on the 3rd largest island in the United States!

on April 10, 2012

March 3&4, 2012

Craig, Alaska is on Prince of Wales Island, the 3rd biggest island in the United States and the 2nd biggest in Alaska.  (#1 is the big Island of Hawaii and #2 is Kodiak Island in Alaska).  The island is 135 miles, 45 miles wide and has an area of 2,577 sq mi slightly larger than the state of Delaware.  Approximately 6,000 people live on the island.  Craig is the largest town on the island and about 56 miles (40 minute flight) from Ketchikan and 220 miles south of Juneau.  I took Alaska Air to Ketchikan and on the way landed in Sitka. Once I was in Ketchikan I took a small flight to Craig.  I left Juneau around 10 a.m. and got to Craig about 1:45.  It was really, really windy flying from Ketchikan to Craig and I was actually happy I had not eaten lunch!

The plane lands in the community of Klawock where I rode with the superintendent (who was also on my plane) to Craig.  About an 8 mile drive.  As we landed in Klawock you could see some of the clear-cut areas and the mill, which processes the wood.  Craig also relies on the timber industry.  Fishing and fish processing are the major industry of Craig.  There are about 1400 people that live there year round and many are involved in the fishing industry at some level.

I ran to the Dreamcatcher B & B and checked into my beautiful room then to the school where I met up with the board.  We did our workshop and I got back to my place about 8 p.m. where I did a quick walk, even though it was raining a bit. (hence the pictures are dingy).

I got up at 5:30 a.m. so I could catch the 7 a.m. flight to Ketchikan (about 25 minute flight going this way) and then the 8 a.m. flight from Ketchikan to Juneau.  There were 2 stops on that flight, Wrangell and Petersburg (with an 11 minute flight between the 2 stops), finally getting to Juneau around noon on Wed.

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