Long Ago and Far Away. . .

Adelaide L. Eubank Currier

A Visit to St. George Island, Alaska

The primary way of getting to St. George Island during the early 1970s (and before) was via St. Paul Island on the the M/V Pribilof operated by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Visitors climbed down a Jacobs ladder from the ship into the bidar. The bidar was towed toward the concrete dock by the little St. George. When there was a high swell it could be quite tricky. The skipper had to time the landing just right so the bidar would not be smashed. Friend and relatives on the dock lean forward and immediately help haul the passengers and goods out of the bidar. This was a calm day.

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