We also had a chance to tour the old whaling station across the bay recently. Apparently this was the only whaling station to ever exist in the Aleutians. There are many rusty old rivited boilers and engines. Its easy to find pieces of whale bones on the beach. I would like to learn more about how the whales were processed at this site.
There was also a sad day this week. A person from the facility here went missing. The day after she was found to be missing we took the Miss Alyssa around the coast searching. Unfortunately the woman was found deceased. The weather was so calm the state troopers were came over from Unalaska in a skiff.
Breaks between surveys have also offered a little bit of time for fishing, touring the tub boat, and continuing to enjoy Jimmer's great food.
|Bering Sea Scallops|
|Searching for the missing person from the Miss Alyssa|
|Alaska State Troopers skiff that come all the way to Akutan from Unalaska|
|Taking water samples!|
|Boilers at the Akutan Whaling Station|
|Cod I caught|
|Akutan Volcano as seen from the peak I climbed|
|One of the engines in the tug boat|