June 14, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 24

Whiskey Ted, 64

Whiskey Ted lost his battle with cancer on June 6 2012. “Teddy Lee” Letcher known to many as Whiskey Ted was born to Theodore and Clair Letcher on June 4, 1948 in Tillamook, Ore.

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Ted, a proud veteran of the Vietnam Era, served in the Navy ’65-’69, returned from service to Portland, Ore. Ted was “looking for a place to be me”. After saving for years Ted headed north and eventually found “that place” in Petersburg’s harbor. Whiskey Ted was a fisherman experiencing it all; he was a hand troller and member of many Petersburg crews crabbing, shrimping, salmon fishing, long lini...

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