The program usually opens with the blessing of the fleet at 10am with the festival itself going on from 11am – 5pm. It is free to get admitted into the festival but voluntary donations are solicited. One people’s canoe opened the ceremony followed by Yees Ko Oo dancers. From 11am – noon, a wide range of fun and exciting activities are carried out. Also tours, music and contests are included to engage visitors and get their adrenaline going.
This is followed by commercial fishing competition, boat rides, display by seafood vendors, tug o war, beer garden, kid activities and so many other fun events. The annual fish filleting competition is one of the most attractive and sought-after event by locals and tourists.
Activities: * Harbor Cruises during the festival * Live music * Southeast Alaska Sailing regatta* Delicious seafood* Plenty of children activities* Contests like Fillet contest, Tug O’ War , tote race, regatta and Survival Suits * U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter fly-by and search and rescue demonstration. * And more!
With support from Juneau whale watch, The Juneau Economic Development Council in collaboration with local businesses, organizations and individuals such as Alaska Airlines, Alaska Marine Lines, Alaskan Brewing co, Juneau Radio Centre, United Fishermen of Alaska, First National Bank of Alaska, LifeMed Alaska, Holland American Line and so on. Free day of events centered around boats, maritime history and industry. This festival gets the town buzzing with tourists and visitors. Although the locals are based there, they live different lives. This maritime festival is an avenue to find and appreciate their commonality. The Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK) is a nonprofit organization established in the year 2000 with the aim of providing information, communication and services that promote safer, more efficient bd environmentally conscious maritime operations in according to local, state and federal maritime laws.
Technologies and components used in protecting lives and the environment: * Automatic Identification System (AIS) vessel tracking – 130+ terrestrial sites and satellite – viewable via PACTRACS.* 40+, strategically placed, Realtime weather sensors. * A 24×7 Operations Center, which uses the above sensors, to manage 1.5+ million square miles! When you are involved in an incident such as personal injury, violation of Jones act which protects people who work onboard ships or death of someone then you require the services of a skilled maritime lawyer. In the summer, the humpback whales travel to the Alaskan waters in concentrated numbers.
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