Fresh Dungeness crab served on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, from Captains Galley, a new food truck along the waterfront in downtown Haines. (Photo courtesy Jordan Thomsen)

There’s a new, bright red food truck parked along the waterfront in downtown Haines. 

It’s called Captains Galley, and was started by newlyweds Jordan Thomsen (nee Fickas) and Jimmy Thomsen who got married under an eclipse in Medina, Texas in early April. 

Jordan Thomsen said the two decided to open the food truck because they’re trying to diversify their fishing livelihood. 

“We are both gillnetters and crabbers,” she said. The two fish on Jimmy’s boat, the Moonbeam. She calls it sea-to-table eating.  

“We’re trying to bridge the gap for consumers, showing them where their food comes from, how it’s raised and how it’s caught, how it’s enjoyed out here, how it’s a way of life,” Jordan Thomsen said.  

When they don’t have fresh seafood to offer, the Thomsens are serving coffee and sandwiches.  This week, however, coming off of a weekend Dungeness opener – they were able to offer crab plates at $20 each for locals and $30 for out-of-towners. 

Jordan Thomsen said she is enjoying the challenge and process of running a new food space in town. 

“It elevates the whole town in a way. It’s another option, it’s another source, it’s another place to go. It’s another way to spread the wealth and love the town,” she said. 

For now, they plan to be open all summer, every day from 6:30-11 for coffee and breakfast items and they’re doing crab every cruise ship day in the afternoons.