OK, TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE !
The site has become a bit stale over the past few months. Time for a change of scenery! I moved a lot of stuff over to a 2017-2018 page and I'm going to start fresh here. Please feel free to send me pictures and/or commentary to include as we go into the late fall/ winter season.
Very cool fall picture!
Thanks to Carolyn Haggard.
Sunday, 10/14/18. The low last night was 37. It's foggy this morning, but once that clears out, we can expect partly cloudy skies today. The high should be in the upper 40s. Flat Lake may see the first frost of the season, as temperatures are forecast to drop to 32 tonight. The rain returns tomorrow, bring a high in the mid 40s.
If you have kids or visitors, they may need to be reminded of the basic standards of behavior on the water that will keep everyone happier and safer. Here are a few suggestions.
Please be aware of the boat traffic around you. Give others lots of space. There have been near misses when kids, particularly on jet skis, aren't paying attention. There was a collision on Big Lake, Memorial Day weekend, involving a jet ski that sent someone to the hospital.
Please be aware of your wake. A skiff was swamped at the shoreline when a wakeboard boat passed about 50 ft off shore. It sent a large wave over the transom. We've had cleats ripped out of the dock when a particularly large wave got the boat rocking violently at the dock. And large wakes have done a lot of damage to some of the shorelines. It's a courtesy to others to leave plenty of space between yourself and other watercraft, and the shoreline.
Please try to have a good line of sight when traveling through the channels between Big Lake, Mud Lake, and Flat Lake. Try to line up with the channel well in advance, so that you can see if there is already someone coming through. If there is, do a "go around", and go through when it's clear. Following the shoreline, and darting in at the last moment puts both you and the other guy at risk. This advice applies to travel around islands, and any place where visibility is compromised.
Perhaps most importantly, don't drink and drive. The driver of the boat who hit the tube was charged with DUI, as well as manslaughter and assault. Many lives were changed forever from a bad choice.
ON FLAT LAKE TIME
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ON FLAT LAKE TIME is the story of how my beautiful, resourceful wife, Gail, and I solved the many unforeseen problems encountered when we moved off the road system to a remote cabin on a lake in Big Lake, Alaska. It chronicles the adventurous lives of the Flat Lake “home guard” and the shift in perspective it takes to fully enjoy and look forward to the next challenge.
As a friendly reminder, the launch at Flat Lake is not a wintertime storage lot as the property is owned by the MSB as a right-of-way drive only. Many boat skiffs have been pulled up into the launch area for apparent storage, which is not permitted, and a large debris pile of old decking needs to be removed asap by the owner or by the contractor who dumped it on their behalf in September. If anyone knows who owns these boat skiffs or the large decking debris pile, please contact them and let them know their trespass property must be removed.
907-232-9683 Haggard Boat Storage and Repair http:// haggardstorage.com/
Self-storage units now available for rent at Haggard Storage. The units are 10' x 10', with concrete floors and interior sheetrock walls. Heated units are $85 per month, unheated are $55 per month. Units are available under a 6 month minimum contract. Rent one for a year, and take 10% off!
We can also put a skookum top on as well as glass in your boat:
Thanks To Larry Taylor
A new page
has been added to
the site. It's a link
page entitled"Camp"Tukuskoya" The page focuses on the early days of the camp, but there's a lot to see in the backgrounds of the images as well. Accompanying the images is a first hand recollection from one of the early campers.
If you have old pictures of the lake and would like to send them to me, I'd be happy to put together another page.
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