Wednesday, August 13, 2014


August 13, 2014

Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Upon arrival hail the Harbor master on VHF 16 then switch to working channel of VHF 14. The preferred small craft berthing facility is located in Iliuliuk Harbor and is in walking distance to everything. However, it's not cheap at $50+ a night. Harbor Master will call customs to arrange clearance.

Fuel was obtained from North Pacific Fuel near 53 54.68N 166 30.63W at the north west end of the bay formed by the sand spit. August 2014 price was $4.40 a gallon, the staff was super accommodating and pulled out a smaller hose and nozzle, however the pump pressure was too strong and the most reasonable flow rate was obtained by turning off the pump and going with gravity flow.

Internet is $15 a day for 500mb of slow speed and there is no public laundry, otherwise great shopping at the Safeway grocery store and Alaska Ships Supply grocery, hardware and more.

That's it for now.

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