Saturday, October 1, 2011

Issuma: Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands

Issuma arriving at Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands

Issuma has arrived at Dutch Harbor , Alaska, having passed through the Bering Sea.  The largest fishing port (by volume) in the United States, it is 1,014 due southwest of Anchorage, near the south end of the Alaskan Peninsula at the beginning of the Aleutian Island chain. 

At 53° 53′ 20.34″ N,166° 31′ 38.06″ W the town is the prime location of Deadliest Catch.  A southerly course to Honolulu seems a likely next port.  From there Chile? And Cape Horn?

Weather Underground reports the weather today as overcast, 45 degrees at 5 PM with lots of rain in the forecast.  the average mean temperature in January is 31.5F and 52F in August.  It rains 250 days of the year.