Terry Johnson, an Alaska Sea Grant marine recreation and tourism specialist, has completed an online guide for recreational boaters interested in the central and western Gulf of Alaska coast.
Johnson compiled information for navigating, anchoring, handling typical weather conditions and other challenges over several years, while operating a variety of recreational boats from a 40-foot tri-cabin trawler to a 15-foot Runabout.
The guide is appropriate for adventurers, fishermen, sailors, and recreational boaters. Although vessel traffic is sparse, communities are few and exposure to the North Pacific is challenging,
“it is a spectacular trip in good weather, with opportunities to experience the scenery, the solitude, geology, human history, wildlife and excellent angling,” said Johnson.
The guide begins at Cape Spencer near Glacier Bay and runs west along the coast all the way to Homer, Alaska.
The Gulf of Alaska Coastal Travel Routes website includes maps, photos, location information, and basic safety tips.
For more information, visit https://seagrant.uaf.edu/news/2016/03-09-16-coastal-guide-online.php