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Destination: Goose Bay Cabin

Route Notes

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  • Minimum Altitude: 1000
  • Landing zone is: Water, does not freeze
  • GPS for destination: N55 23.51 W132 29.54 Alt 9 feet
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Goose Bay Cabin

Goose Bay Cabin is located on Prince of Wales Island. During the 17th and 18th centuries, many Swiss and German settlers came to North America and they brought their knowledge of log construction with them. Many colonial French fur traders and settlers had introduced vertical log construction in the 17th century. Through the late 18th and early 19th centuries, frontier settlers erected log cabins as they cleared land and the trend continued up into the Alaska frontier during the Gold rush. The log cabin has been a symbol of humble origins in American politics since the early 19th century. Seven United States Presidents were born in log cabins, including Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and James Buchanan. There's a dock for fishing, parking your boat or float plane at. This is a beautiful scenic location to get out and see the countryside at and this spot is not only picturesque, it's perfect for many activities. Great fishing is everywhere around here. Hiking, hunting, all await the adventurous. Just take it easy on the Land Rover if you decide to do some island exploring. This terrain is rugged.

WaveTop VFR Plan

FROM : Misty's Place
TO: Goose Bay Cabin

COURSE: At Misty's Place, taxi to the end of the runway with the little white house. Line up on runway to fly out over Bostwick Inlet. When you lift off, bank to port and fly over the lighthouse. Watch out for the birds that usually fly there. Head out the center of the Bostwick Inlet. You can set your altitude at 1000 feet for the duration of this flight.

COURSE: At the entrance to Bostwick Inlet, we will be turning to starboard and following the coast around to Dall Head. Once you round the corner at Dall Head, set a heading of 291 for 10 miles as we diagonally cross the Clarence Strait on our way to Chasina Point.

On our starboard, we get a good view of the length of Gravina Island. Remember the "bridge to nowhere?" Well Gravina Island was the proposed location of the $395+ million bridge to nowhere. It was planned to span from the town of Ketchikan, over the Tongass Narrows and Pennock Island, finally touching down on Gravina.

With the exception of the Ketchikan Airport, this small nearly undeveloped island is one of few islands in Southern Alaska to remain virtually untouched. Gravina Island is also what every Ketchikan resident views every day. Even though Congress removed the funding earmark and the state can spend the money on any transportation project, the State of Alaska seems to want to go through with initial bridge construction. In November 2006 the State of Alaska gave a Notice of Request for Proposals for Phase 1 of the Ketchikan Gravina Island Access Project. So maybe it will be a "bridge to somewhere" after all!

COURSE: As you near Chasina Point, adjust for windage to fly over the tip of the point. Set a heading of about 300 and you will be flying off the coast of the Prince of Wales Island (to our port side). We'll stay on this heading for about 10 miles.

On our way, we will pass over Skin Island. A point will come out from port and then you will pass High Island and Patterson Island. We are on the way to Kasaan Point about 5 miles ahead.

COURSE: Adjust course to fly around Kasaan Point to port. You will fly over the small Skowl Island. At skowl Island, begin to follow the port shoreline from about a mile off shore. You will fly this heading for about 6 miles. Fly to what looks like the end of the arm, which actually turns sharply to port. Follow the channel to port. At this point lose altitude to about 500 feet.

Adjust to landing configuration, flaps, speed.

COURSE: After the channel has turned ahead you will see it is again turning sharply to port, about 90 degrees. There is a large island after you make the turn. Fly over it and look at the next point, about a mile ahead. Your destination is on that point.

Welcome to Goose Bay Cabin.

Doug Linn
Charter Manager
Misty Moorings, Inc