Documentary Airs About Alaska’s Century-Old Schooners

Photo courtesy of John Sabella and Associates: Polaris was built in 1913.

By Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau and Marcia Lynn, KBBI – Homer

A small fleet of Seattle-based wooden halibut schooners still work Alaska waters, though they’re nearly a century old.

The Tordenskjold is 100 years old this year. She’s expected to work well into her second century.

The Tordenskjold and other working ships in the fleet are the subject of a television documentary, premiering at 8 o’clock Wednesday on the Alaska channel, 360 North.

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Rosemarie Alexander is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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Marcia Lynn is a reporter at KBBI in Homer.

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