Postcards from Readers: Elfin Cove, Alaska

12/08/2013 12:00 AM

09/26/2014 11:42 PM

The photographer: Gene Cobleigh of Shingle Springs

Behind the lens: I was on an Alaskan fishing trip with two fishing buddies aboard “The Legend,” a live-aboard fishing yacht with Captain Craig and his wife, Sheri. This picture was taken in June from the dock of a little fishing village in Alaska called Elfin Cove. It is one of the most unique places I’ve ever seen. It lies on an island about 85 miles west of Juneau and is only accessible by boat or seaplane. There are no automobiles because there are no roads and nowhere to drive. Boardwalks built on pilings connect the businesses and homes and there are no roads in or out. They have a number of renowned fishing lodges and in the summer the village is very active with both commercial and sport fishing. During the winter months it must be really quiet because the town has fewer than 20 year-round residents.

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