captain's Log


SATURDAY - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
4.30 pm Canadian Pilots on board
5.00 pm Gangway off, let go all lines and proceeding outbound Vancouver Harbor
6.26 pm Passed under Lions Gate Bridge

SUNDAY - AT SEA - CANADIAN INSIDE PASSAGE
12.43 am Entering Discovery Passage
1.32 am Passed through Seymour Narrows
5.09 am Passed through Blackney Passage
7.56 am Passed Pine Island
NOON Ship's position: Lat. 52° 16'N Long. 128° 48' West
Air temperature: 54°F (12°C) Sky: Overcast/Rain Sea: Slight
12.57 pm Entering Laredo Channel
7.48 pm Arrived at Triple Island Pilot Station. Canadian Pilots off and Southeastern Alaska Pilots on board
9.10 pm Crossed Canada/USA International Boundary
Ship's clocks put back one hour during the night

MONDAY - JUNEAU, ALASKA
4.15 am Entering Chatham Straight
10.31 am Passing Midway Island (Stephens Passage)
11.50 am Entering Gastineau Channel, proceeding towards Juneau Harbor
NOON Air temperature: 54°F (12°C) Sky: Cloudy Sea: Smooth
12.10 pm Moored alongside South Franklin Dock in Juneau
10.30 pm Let go all lines and proceeding outbound Juneau Harbour

TUESDAY - SKAGWAY, ALASKA
3.55 am Passed Eldred Rock Lighthouse, heading south
5.00 am Entered Taya Inlet, approaching Skagway
6.00 am Vessel secured alongside Railroad Dock
NOON Air temperature: 55°F (13°C) Sky: Clear Sea: Slight
9.00 pm Departed from Skagway
11.22 pm Passed Eldred Rock Lighthouse, heading south

WEDNESDAY - GLACIER BAY, ALASKA
5.45 am Passed Pt. Gustavus, Star Sapphire entered Glacier Bay
7.00 am Embarked Park Rangers at Bartlett Cove, proceeding towards the Glaciers
10.22 am Arrived at the front of Margerie Glacier
NOON Completed cruising of Margerie Glacier
NOON Air temperature: 55°F (13°C) Sky: Clear Sea: Smooth
1.00 pm Cruising at the front of Lamplough Glacier
4.26 pm At Bartlett Cove. Disembarked Park Rangers
5.00 pm Star Sapphire cruising at Pt. Adolphus
5.25 pm Cruising in the whales area west of Pt. Adolphus
6.00 pm Completed cruising, proceeding towards pilot station
6.50 pm Disembarked Alaskan Pilot. Star Sapphire proceeding towards Ketchikan

THURSDAY - KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
4.00 am Transiting Sumner Strait via Cape Decision
5.00 am Transiting Snow Passage
7.30 am Proceeding through Clarence Strait to Tongass Narrows
10.00 am Vessel secured in Ketchikan
NOON Air temperature: 55°F (13°C) Sky: Clear Sea: Smooth
6.18 pm Departed from Ketchikan
7.12 pm Disembarked Alaskan pilot
9.50 pm Crossing USA / Canada International Boundary
10.26 pm Embarked Canadian pilot at Triple Island
Ship's clocks put forward one hour during the night

FRIDAY - AT SEA / CANADIAN INSIDE PASSAGE
12.00 am Sailing through Hecate Strait, Queen Charlotte Sound, entering Inside Passage at Ivory Island
9.00 am
Passing Bella Bella followed by Fitz Hugh Sound
NOON Lat. 51° 45' N Long. 127° 55' West
Air temperature: 55°F (13°C) Moderate gale, overcast with rain, slight seas
5.00 pm Sailing past Alert Bay via Haddington Passage on way to Johnstone Strait
9.30 pm Entered Discovery Passage
10.30 pm Passed through Seymour Narrows
11.00 pm Passed Campbell River

SATURDAY - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

During the night, Star Sapphire sailed into the Strait of Georgia towards Vancouver
6.00 am Passed under Lions Gate Bridge 
7.30 am Star Sapphire safely secured alongside Canada Place Pier in Vancouver

TOTAL MILEAGE THIS VOYAGE
PORT MILEAGE AVERAGE SPEED
Vancouver to Juneau 817 NM 19.3 knots
Juneau to Skagway 97 NM 14.1 knots
Skagway to Ketchikan 541 NM 16.1 knots
Ketchikan to Vancouver 560 NM 16.0 knots
TOTAL DISTANCE 2015 NM


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