IMG_4044F/V North American, Alaska Bering Sea Crabber, Seattle Ship Canal Come-in in hot!

Salty Dog Boat News is your source for ‘Commercial Boat Spotting’ and marine traffic in the Pacific NW bound for Alaska. All pictures on this page are from sun up to sun down today – early June 2015 – we wanted to share with you what the heck goes on in the Seattle Ship Canal – Salty Dog, Salty Sea Chick is your Blond Salty Dog look out!  Our office black lab mascot is always on patrol from our floating Salty Dog Acres.

Bristol Bay, AK – sockeye stock is on the rise, last year 2014 – sockeye averaged $1.20 per pound for the season, statewide AK sockeye price averaging $1.37 per pound.  SE AK pink salmon production hit 58 million fish according to Fish & Game.  Supply and demand will determine this years salmon fate in Alaska.  May all fishermen/fisherwomen have a safe, smart, fun season of sinking nets and offloading to tender at a fast pace.  God bless our men & women at sea in AK this 2015 summer salmon season!  Go-get-em! Salty Sea Chick Inquires: boating@saltydogfishingnews.com  Enjoy some of our pre summer ship canal leading underway shots!

IMG_4027F/V Ocean Fury, AK Bering Sea Crabber – loaded for AK summer salmon, Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

IMG_3990F/V Destination, Lots of crew on board this evening, Ballard Bridge Lift & A Go!  Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse, Salty Dog Salty Seasoned Sea Chick! 

F/V Destination, photo above was taken in the spring late in May 2016, since this shot, we bring you up to speed in Feb. 2017, Destination was lost – taken in the Bering Sea of Alaska off the coast of St. George Island. USCG has just called off the search on Feb. 13, 2017. Our hearts are heavy this night as we learn the search is off.  God Bless the crew and captain of F/V Destination and all their family and loved ones. Salty Dog Sea Chick has taken all these pics over time with much love and appreciation for every life that goes to sea and is taken by the sea. Photo’s by yours truly, Salty Dog Boating News Bristol Bay Fishing Girl – who loves life on the dirt road villages and laying dock for each pre season, while dodging the bears while they wake up when we do hit land! God Bless our commercial fishing industry and community PNW to AK.

For More F/V Destination Photos:  http://saltydogboatingnews.com/news/commercial-deadliest-catch-boats-ak-nw-fishing-boat-spotting/ – these photo’s are our Salty Dog Boating News & Salty Dog Maritime Marketing Tribute to our brothers at sea! May we all bring glory in our sorrow. RIP, F/V Destination!!!

F/V Retriever, Alaska Crabber sunrise under the Ballard Bridge - 2 FOSS Tug boats on their tail - heading to AK summer Salmon season is underway!

F/V Retriever, Alaska Crabber sunrise under the Ballard Bridge – 2 FOSS Tug boats on their tail – heading to AK summer Salmon season is underway! Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

F/V Dorothea, Salmon Tender Alaska - She's a good looking scow - love that roomy house! Departing Fishermen's Terminal

F/V Dorothea, Salmon Tender Alaska – She’s a good looking scow – love that roomy house! Departing Fishermen’s Terminal, Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

F/V Aleutian Lady, AK Bering Sea Crabber Buzzing Around Seattle Ship Canal, Back to Fishermen's Terminal this sunny June Morning!

F/V Aleutian Lady, AK Bering Sea Crabber Buzzing Around Seattle Ship Canal, Back to Fishermen’s Terminal this sunny June Morning! Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

F/V Deception, Departing Seattle destination Salmon Tender Season in AK - she is loaded to the gills - full deck!

F/V Deception, Departing Seattle destination Salmon Tender Season in AK – she is loaded to the gills – full deck! Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

IMG_4088Western Towboat, Seattle Ship Canal – ready for Fishing Vessel Assist to Golden Alaska – Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

IMG_4098Golden Alaska – Alaska Bound Pull off the Ship Canal Dock at Sunset, Western Towboat Assisting – Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

Golden Alaska just pulled off the dock at sunset,  of course the Captain isn’t even off the dock a few minutes when he see’s what looks like 2 little paddle boats with some floats right in the middle of ship canal channel.  This big guy ‘Golden Alaska’ is 410 ft. and currently loaded with 300 tons of cargo for Alaska – little boats in the canal get the heck out of the way!

IMG_4113Golden Alaska getting a sunset assist from Western Towboat – they make it look so easy, slow and steady to the Ballard Locks – Have fun in Alaska see ya in late summer!  Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

IMG_4064Salty Dog Boat News, Official Salty Dog Mascot – Is it Happy Hour yet?  Photography by: Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Salty Dog Boating News, we have the marine traffic pulse! 

BE BRAVE – ONLY EAT WILD! 

God Bless, F/V Destination!