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Ursa Major Charters - Alaska Adventure Trips for the Entire Family!
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The following photo and corresponding article are courtesy of Martha Sudarsky Kristy, whose father Daniel Sudarsky owned the Ursa Major in 1973, and took his family to Nova Scotia aboard the Ursa Major on a family trip.

Thanks so much Martha!
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27/10/2016
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We are back in Alaska aboard the Ursa Major, and enjoying the beautiful weather and the extended days as we approach the Summer Solstice tomorrow, Monday, June 20th.  The sun rises at 3:55am, and sets at 9:55pm Alaska Daylight Time on the Summer Solstice here near Petersburg, Alaska, the longest day of the year!  But what this really means is that even though there technically is a sunset and sunrise, and the sun does go below the horizon very briefly, it does not get dark enough to view stars.  In fact, from our viewpoint here, the sun goes behind the mountains briefly between "sunrise" and "sunset," and you could still read a book outside if you were up at "night". 

Three articles written by “Juneau Empire” reporter Klas Stolpe about the Ursa Major have recently become available online following their original publication in 2013.  Klaus was aboard Ursa Major in summer 2006 for a circumnavigation of Chichagof Island in southeast Alaska with (then) first mate, and (now) captain Josh Haury, who took over as captain of the Ursa Major in October 2006.

The three part series of his adventures aboard the Ursa Major in 2006 provide a well-written and humorous account of his trip, as well as a history of the Ursa Major, from her construction in Norway, to her times with the Mafia on the East Coast of the United States, and to her present day adventures in Alaska under the ownership of Dr. V. Joyce Gauthier.

Please cut and paste the article links below in your browser to read further aboard Klaus’s adventures aboard the Ursa Major:

#1:"The ABC’s of Rudderless Travel, Part 1": http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-03-31/abcs-rudderless-travel

#2: "The ABC’s of Rudderless Travel, Part 2": Heading to Baranof and Its Treasure of Bays: http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-01/abcs-rudderless-travel

#3. "Chichagof Island's Hidden Gems and Treasures": http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-01/chichagof-islands-hidden-gems-and-treasures#gsc.tab=0
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We are getting ready to push away from the dock and head to Alaska!

Seattle has given us a great bon voyage party in the form of several sunny days, but now its time for a boat ride.

Local artist (and salmon fisherman) Tom Crestodina has finished his drawing of the Ursa Major.

Have a close look!.  The detail he captured is fun and amazing. It was especially nice that he brought his family with him to deliver the artwork to us.

Thanks Tom!

P.S. Tom’s Links:

1.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Scow/728777337135077

2.  thescow.bigcartel.com (Tom’s online store)
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Visit www.myursamajor.com for more information on Ursa Major Charters, and our Alaskan Adventure Trips. Our Alaska Adventure trips are multi-activity trips and include something for everyone. Trip activities include wildlife viewing, photography, kayaking, and hiking, and our trip itineraries are customized based on guest preference, and vary trip by trip. Our trips between Sitka and Peterburg take us along the eastern side of Baranof Island, also known as "The Waterfall Coast" due to the extensive amount of continuous falling water found there year-round. The glacially-carved fjords found along that coast are among of the most spectacular wildlife viewing and paddling spots in all of southeast Alaska.
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