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To the Editor


Thank You

To the Editor:

On Saturday evening, June 11, I was in serious health trouble while visiting Alaska on a friend’s boat, the Liliana. In severe pain, and having had open heart surgery years before, our skipper, was on the radio with the Coast Guard discussing how best to get me medical care. We were in Portage Bay, travelling in a trawler, with a top speed of 6-7 knots. A decision was made to send the police boat from Petersburg, staffed with an EMT team.

The wind had come up, raising white caps in Stevens Passage, and the discomfort I was experiencing was increasing. Earlier t...

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