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(Anchorage Daily News)   Alaskan officials report their ferries are perfectly safe. However, the docks at the ferry terminals may mysteriously sink   (adn.com) divider line 35
    More: Fail, officials report, ferry slip, container terminal, Skagway, Southeast Alaska, ferry, Alaska Department of Transportation  
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2014-04-24 05:12:35 PM
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Hickory dickory dock
Some ferry was sucking my cawk
The clock stuck two
I shot my goo
So grab a canoe
I look like the guy from the Misfits too
Yabba dabba doo
Canal boat - I stole that last bit from Herman Munster

Heys!  Ain't Skagways those wheeled motorized biatches you can rent in tourist areas sos you don't have to walk?

OOOOOOOOOOH!
 
2014-04-24 06:04:13 PM
A floating dock sank?? WTF AM I READING?!?!
 
2014-04-24 06:42:14 PM
The dock didn't sink, the water rose above it.
 
2014-04-24 06:44:59 PM
Hmm. I'll have to pass this on to my friend who counts fish on a boat up that way.
 
2014-04-24 06:45:21 PM
"Woodrow said every individual chamber has been inspected by the state in the last two years.
There was "no visible sign of wear or indication that would lead to this submersion," he said.
The 24 chambers are supposed to provide a redundancy backup, he said, meaning if one fails, the other airtight boxes keep the dock afloat. "To have the dock submerged like this, there has to be multiple failures or some other issue," he said."



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2014-04-24 06:48:57 PM
The 160-foot by 120-foot dock is comprised of 24 individual, airtight concrete chambers, each 12 feet deep.

www.jmdonellan.com
 
2014-04-24 06:49:56 PM
www.killsometime.com
 
2014-04-24 07:10:42 PM
bleeding ferrys!
 
2014-04-24 07:12:02 PM
In 1994, the city's railroad dock sank.

Wait... why do trains need a dock?
 
2014-04-24 07:20:18 PM

fusillade762: In 1994, the city's railroad dock sank.

Wait... why do trains need a dock?


Barges bring train cars in up the Arm. Oil, bulk commodities, etc.
 
2014-04-24 07:21:01 PM

fusillade762: In 1994, the city's railroad dock sank.

Wait... why do trains need a dock?


In case they get sick.
 
2014-04-24 07:24:14 PM
"It's a mystery to us right now," Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jeremy Woodrow said Thursday

So...the whole concept of buoyancy theory is unknown in Alaska??
 
2014-04-24 07:26:12 PM
Said dock, with ferry loading cars.
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2014-04-24 07:27:30 PM

JohnCarter: "It's a mystery to us right now," Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jeremy Woodrow said Thursday

So...the whole concept of buoyancy theory is unknown in Alaska??


We JUST purchased the rights to use buoyancy from the US government.  Still getting used to it.
 
2014-04-24 07:27:49 PM
Yeah, that's somebody with a screwdriver putting a few holes in each container because he was pissed or drunk. Of course if he was drunk, his body will be under the dock once they move it.
 
2014-04-24 07:32:41 PM
I used to live there, getting a kick...
 
2014-04-24 07:48:34 PM
No visible sign... did ya look under the waterline there chum?
 
2014-04-24 07:48:56 PM
Lol, my roommate is from Skagway, getting a kick and all that
 
2014-04-24 07:52:00 PM
Guess they found MH370
 
2014-04-24 07:58:21 PM
The gays have their own boats now?
 
2014-04-24 08:21:47 PM
Can't prove a thing, copper! I'm just a part-time electrician!
 
2014-04-24 08:29:56 PM

SpdrJay: The gays have their own boats now?


The crew

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2014-04-24 08:36:06 PM

fusillade762: In 1994, the city's railroad dock sank.

Wait... why do trains need a dock?


Cheaper than a bridge when you don't have the bulk traffic. Also, there are plenty of places where a bridge would be (for all intents and purposes) impossible.
 
2014-04-24 08:53:39 PM
Well, in 1990, the Lacey V. Murrow bridge was closed for repairs, and some genius decided that the hollow "watertight" pontoons would be a great place to store the contaminated water after it was used to blast loose the roadway of the bridge surface. A storm came up and dumped extra water into the pontoons and lo and behold, the thing sank.

Why do I have this suspicion that something like this happened here, and just so far, nobody is owning up to leaving a hatch open on the "watertight compartment"?
 
2014-04-24 09:19:42 PM
Is everyone up in Alaska deranged?
 
2014-04-24 09:21:13 PM
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"When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a dock on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest docks in all of England."
 
jlt
2014-04-24 09:36:46 PM

Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: In 1994, the city's railroad dock sank.

Wait... why do trains need a dock?

In case they get sick.


I laughed WAY too hard at that.
 
2014-04-24 09:45:39 PM
It's connected to the Yukon by the Klondike Highway, and is a couple hours away from Whitehorse, in Yukon Territory. It's also about a six-hour drive to Haines, Alaska, a distance that takes about 45 minutes on a ferry.

Worth noting... Skagway is AWESOME, beautiful place, but it's really isolated. When we went there on the cruise, the guy who did our tour was telling us that the basketball team basically has to road trip for ANY game. We went up the Klondike highway into Canada, and it was farking amazing. It's one thing to read in school that glaciers carve canyons, but quite different when you get to see them IRL.

I also like the fact that Skagway more or less empties in the winter. Sounds like the place where I could just sit back and enjoy some beers and few people. Kind of like the summer I worked at the Canyon, but I would probably black out less often...
 
2014-04-24 09:57:56 PM
What about the twinks?
 
2014-04-24 10:20:26 PM

Tr0mBoNe: fusillade762: In 1994, the city's railroad dock sank.

Wait... why do trains need a dock?

Cheaper than a bridge when you don't have the bulk traffic. Also, there are plenty of places where a bridge would be (for all intents and purposes) impossible.


It's impossible to build a bridge in Alaska because any such bridge would lead To Nowhere by definition.
 
2014-04-24 10:45:39 PM

Danger Avoid Death: "When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a dock on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest docks in all of England."


Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-04-24 11:26:47 PM

Gyrfalcon: Well, in 1990, the Lacey V. Murrow bridge was closed for repairs, and some genius decided that the hollow "watertight" pontoons would be a great place to store the contaminated water after it was used to blast loose the roadway of the bridge surface. A storm came up and dumped extra water into the pontoons and lo and behold, the thing sank.

Why do I have this suspicion that something like this happened here, and just so far, nobody is owning up to leaving a hatch open on the "watertight compartment"?


x 24 ?
 
2014-04-24 11:53:37 PM

Mikey1969: It's connected to the Yukon by the Klondike Highway, and is a couple hours away from Whitehorse, in Yukon Territory. It's also about a six-hour drive to Haines, Alaska, a distance that takes about 45 minutes on a ferry.

Worth noting... Skagway is AWESOME, beautiful place, but it's really isolated. When we went there on the cruise, the guy who did our tour was telling us that the basketball team basically has to road trip for ANY game. We went up the Klondike highway into Canada, and it was farking amazing. It's one thing to read in school that glaciers carve canyons, but quite different when you get to see them IRL.

I also like the fact that Skagway more or less empties in the winter. Sounds like the place where I could just sit back and enjoy some beers and few people. Kind of like the summer I worked at the Canyon, but I would probably black out less often...


How much alcohol do you consume a day?
 
2014-04-25 12:06:06 AM

AbiNormal: Mikey1969: It's connected to the Yukon by the Klondike Highway, and is a couple hours away from Whitehorse, in Yukon Territory. It's also about a six-hour drive to Haines, Alaska, a distance that takes about 45 minutes on a ferry.

Worth noting... Skagway is AWESOME, beautiful place, but it's really isolated. When we went there on the cruise, the guy who did our tour was telling us that the basketball team basically has to road trip for ANY game. We went up the Klondike highway into Canada, and it was farking amazing. It's one thing to read in school that glaciers carve canyons, but quite different when you get to see them IRL.

I also like the fact that Skagway more or less empties in the winter. Sounds like the place where I could just sit back and enjoy some beers and few people. Kind of like the summer I worked at the Canyon, but I would probably black out less often...

How much alcohol do you consume a day?


Now? Not much. In my 20s,it was a different story though, I actually saw home sober maybe twice a week. The summer at the Canyon was a blast, but I drank a lot there, too. It's actually amazing that more employees don't fall in th email goddamned thing, since we were always climbing up and down the sides in one of the darkest areas left in the country that counts as a tourist destination.

But I don't drink as much now, I drink because I like beer, not because it's a race to feel better.
 
2014-04-25 12:19:46 AM
If you're going to spend a winter in Skagway, you are really going to have to up your intake.
 
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