Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Coast Guard Appreciation Reception

The sinking of the Angela Marie


Courtesy of Rocket Raptor Films

Charlie Christensen tells the story of being rescued by the Coast Guard when his F/V Angela Marie went under in 1994.

Charlie Christensen's boat, the Angela Marie, sank on February 15, 1994.

After hearing a recording of the mayday call, Christensen took to the podium.

"That still leaves me a little shaky," Christensen said.

His boat started sinking stern first and towards the door to the port side.

"I firewalled the engine and turned the boat hard over so it would lay over the other way so the door would be up," Christensen said. "I went out the door on and top of it was where the survival suits were. I hollered at the crew to get up, that we're going down."

Christensen started handing out survival sui...

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