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Re: Val Klemm
By Dave Kiffer


May 13, 2007

Bravo to Lou Harrington for bringing SITNEWS readers the story of fish pirate/miner Val Klemm.

My father often fished the the Pt. Caamano area and I remember visiting Klemm's old cabin many times in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Even though he had been dead for nearly 20 years, the cabin remained just as he had left it when he died. What a wonderful time capsule!

Dave Kiffer
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received May 12, 2007 - Published May 13, 2007


Related Feature Story:

Val Klemm: Miner, Fish Pirate A Feature Story By LOUISE BRINCK HARRINGTON - An old-timer once said, "If you want to make it as a miner, keep your needs few and desires simple."

Val Klemm kept his needs few but his desires were not simple-just the opposite, in fact. - More...
Saturday - May 12, 2007



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