A Glimpse of South Sawyer Glacier – Tracy Arm Fjord

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A Glimpse of South Sawyer Glacier – Tracy Arm Fjord

A Glimpse of South Sawyer Glacier - Tracy Arm Fjord.

In Loving Memory of:
O. Richard (Dick) Kent
1929 – 2013

The Lord is My Shepherd

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the
paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table
before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth
over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow
me all the days of my life: and I will dwell
in the house of the Lord for ever.

Psalm 23 – The Holy Bible

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 12:24 p.m. ADT, May 16, 2006, © 2013

Rock Doves all in a row

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Rock Doves all in a row

Rock Doves all in a row.

In the background: Gastineau Channel – Juneau Harbor,
the South Franklin Street waterfront, and Mt. Roberts.

The powerlines with the visible insulators haven’t been used by the power company since July 10, 1983 after the 1982 West Juneau Substation was converted to 69KV. This section of line is on 60 ft. to 70 ft. (above ground) tall cedar poles and was constructed in May 1981 because of the reconstruction and widening of Douglas Highway that year which pushed the powerline out of the State right-of-way. This resulted in dramatically taller poles than the old western red cedar poles used for the 23KV copper transmission line to Douglas that was originally built in 1910 to carry power from the Sheep Creek hydroelectric powerhouse, and in 1914 to also carry power from the Nugget Creek hydroelectric powerhouse by the Mendenhall Glacier, to the Treadwell Mines. The current line has been available as a last resort backup for the distribution line on the upper side of Douglas Highway since May 1986 but so far has not been used.

Picture by David Kent, 12:09 p.m. AST, January 30, 2013, © 2013

Smudges on Mt. Roberts

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Gastineau Peak and the top of Snowslide Creek after Avalanche Control Work

Gastineau Peak and the top of Snowslide Creek after Avalanche Control Work.

On the afternoon of Monday, April 13th, the Alaska State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities performed avalanche control work on Mt. Roberts above Thane Road using a 105-mm Howitzer located at the old Treadwell Mine site on Douglas Island. The black smudges occurred from that shooting.

Picture by David Kent, 3:37 p.m. ADT, April 13, 2009, © 2009