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    Hello, Anybody been in Whittier this week to see if the boat ramp is ice free? Also, what does the truck & trailer parking situation look like? Thanks in advance!

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    Lynden Camera of the Commercial launch. Not sure about Parking




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    Blowing like a son of a gun I heard, at the dock right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Blowing like a son of a gun I heard, at the dock right now.

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    Headed out later this week ourselves. A friend sat there till this afternoon but finally launched. Must have subsided.
    Good luck and be safe this weekend.
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    Update on parking. Friday of last week, they had the front part of the big parking lot (parking hole) cleared enough of snow that you could park there. I did have to put my truck in 4WD to get unstuck once I got in there. But most of that snow should be gone in a few days. They hadn't plowed any of the back part of the lot. Oh, and their prices went up to I think $28/2 days. Probably because of all the improvements they've made (sarcasm). Now that that parking area is open, the Harbor Master says nobody can park in the lot next to the water. People parked off to the side of the road near the tracks all had orange tickets on the windshields. For the tunnel that goes beneath the tracks, the walkway isn't cleared. You'll have to go down the steepest part of the bank that's still got lots of snow on it. The last half of the tunnel is dark. I had to walk with my arms out to my side so I wouldn't walk into the tunnel walls. When you exit the tunnel, you have to climb out over the snow. Watch your head or you will hit it on the ceiling as you exit. It was a beautiful weekend. So-so on shrimp and a few rockfish too small to keep.

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    Well, we couldn't expect them to keep the rates at the increased price of last year for much longer could we? Come on, we should pay a fine price to break axles, tires and loosen every bolt on our truck/trailer while using that lot. What's another few bucks? It makes the trip to Seward even that much more enjoyable. That's what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Well, we couldn't expect them to keep the rates at the increased price of last year for much longer could we? Come on, we should pay a fine price to break axles, tires and loosen every bolt on our truck/trailer while using that lot. What's another few bucks? It makes the trip to Seward even that much more enjoyable. That's what it is.
    Yep couldn't agree more.


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    someone should find out when the lease for the wrecking lot comes up for bid again. Lets get a bunch of folks together pitch in some money and try to get the lease then treat the lot like deska landing sell memberships and make some improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    someone should find out when the lease for the wrecking lot comes up for bid again. Lets get a bunch of folks together pitch in some money and try to get the lease then treat the lot like deska landing sell memberships and make some improvements.
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    i have broken an axle and tongue in that lot. i like the co-op idea, sign me up for volunteer days. what a representation of the rest of the state, tax money to be made, services to people can be provided to increase the quality of life, more jobs created and yet no-go. the new road if it ever gets built it will profit a particular corporation not the people, so the raping will continue. whittier, the most disliked city in alaska what an honor.

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