Rowing the Inside Passage
by Dale McKinnon
December 30, 2004
On July 9, Sitnews ran a story on my row from Ketchikan to Bellingham.
I want to thank you for the exposure as it helped to raise additional
funds for NWYS. Northwest Youth Services will be sending out
thank you's to all the organizations and individuals that helped
to make the Row a success for programs at NWYS.
When people ask if anything broke or was lost during the Row,
I tell them only "my cynicism." I have
heaps of gratitude and respect for the people of S.E. Alaska...
and in the beginning stages of writing the book about the
row south one thing is abundantly clear. Without help from SE
Alaskans, the Row simply would not have happened. That is not
an idle or gratuitous statement. (However, details will be revealed
when the book comes out.)
In addition to thanking you, I also wanted to let you know that
I will be back in Ketchikan next June to complete the Row of
the Inside Passage (again raising funds for NWYS). Only this
time I will be going north to Skagway... and possibly Sitka...
but definitely Skagway. It will be a much shorter trip, although
cooler as I will be getting as close to the glaciers as I can.
My best wishes to you and further success of SitNews for 2005.
Hope to see you, again, in June.
Fairhaven, WA - USA
An Extraordinary Woman, An Extraordinary
Adventure; From Ketchikan To Fairhaven, An 800-Mile Journey...
SitNews - July 09, 2004
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