Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


By CVN Staff 

Skipper lucky to have friends who help


November 11, 2010

I have been remiss in thanking the people who were instrumental in salvaging my boat "Lucky Me" from the water in Letnikof harbor. Lucky me! I’m lucky me because that group of selfless people sacrificed their time to raise the boat from the water, pump the boat out and get it to the boat ramp so we could load it onto the trailer. If I miss anyone I am sorry but want you to know my sincere thanks. Hugh Reitz and his crew for their support, Mark Allen for his expertise in getting the boat up so it could be pumped out, Jason Shull for risking his boat in the middle of the storm & getting the pump to the boat & towing the boat to the ramp, Daniel Martin for his help in raising the boat and getintg it to the ramp, Norman Hughes for volunteering to go down in his wet suit if needed.  Also the crew at Canal Marine for dropping everything to get the motors flushed, cleaned up and running in four hours. My sincere thanks to all. 

Gary E. Hess