Welcome to my travel blog.  I’m just reorganizing things so you may find a different look from time to time.  On the top of this page you can access my publishing company Ranger Doug’s Enterprises or jump directly on board my 1899 tugboat, Katahdin.   Directly to the right is an archive beginning in Antarctica in 2004 so scroll away and enjoy!

 

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Microhydro Part II–Electrical Side….

Microhydro Part II–Electrical Side….

    This switch and lightboard replaces the old Xantrex dashboard in my house here at the Kupreanof Yacht Club.  There are three lights--like a stoplight:  green, yellow and red.  These tell me what is running 150' away in the well-house where all the energy...

Katahdin Refit Seattle

Katahdin Refit Seattle

Eighteen years in Alaska has not been easy on the old girl--it's time to fess up about deferred maintenance and get out the wrecking bars and nail pullers.  This is the Texas deck portside looking aft--this is the step into the pilot house where I had made temporary...

Micro-Hydro at last……an 11 year odyssey

Micro-Hydro at last……an 11 year odyssey

After eleven years of permitting, I finally received a FERC waiver and a special use permit from the USFS and so began construction this fall on my micro-hydro project. This entire project construction took just two weeks.  Briefly, the paperwork was identical to that...

Summer Rain–Summer Projects (and pies)

Summer Rain–Summer Projects (and pies)

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade the old adage goes--so when Covid hit, it's time to make pies.  I don't care what our orange-headed Buffoon-in-Chief says, I think these pies will ward off anything bad.  With a generous dollop of whipped cream with a cup of...

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