SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska

Front Page Photo

Classy Lines, Classy Lady
Photo By Jerry Cegelske


May 31, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - The M/V Carmelita returned to Ketchikan Wednesday with the owner's family aboard and was at Thomas Basin waiting for U.S. Customs clearance when it was photographed by Jerry Cegelske.

jpg M/V Carmelita

M/V Carmelita
Photo By Jerry Cegelske

M/V Carmelita is not a stranger to Alaska as she served the U.S. Coast Guard as a coastal patrol vessel during World War II, and has traveled from Olympia, Washington to Glacier Bay. She was refitted in 1996-97 with a modern electrical system and updated throughout while retaining her original style. She was commissioned in Tacoma, Washington in June, 1935 and has a length of 68', beam of 16' 4", and a tonnage of 61 Gross, 41 Net tons. The hull is oak framing planked with fir, fir ceilings, and yellow cedar decks. She has a cruising speed of 10 Knots from the twin 150 hp Grey Marine diesels.

Photographer Jerry Cegelske said he appreciates the lines of classic boats, not the floating hotels.

Jerry Cegelske ©2006

E-mail your news & photos to

Publish A Letter on SitNews
        Read Letters/Opinions

Contact the Editor

Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska