Saturday, August 27, 2011

Alaskan United States Senator Lisa Murkowski visits Unalaska and the Port Of Dutch Harbor, and proves to be one of the nicest people around!

The Dedication Ceremony for the New Carl E. Moses Small Boat Harbor was held on August 24 .........
And our Amazing Senator was able to join us!
Lisa Murkowski arriving at the Airport. NOTICE THAT SHE FLIES COMMERCIAL UNLIKE A FEW SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES I COULD NAME!!!!!!!! (Nancy Pelosi (D) Harry Reid (D) Barney Frank (D))
After a Brief rainstorm in the morning the sun had come out and it had warmed up by the time she got here so she got to see the island in it's full green glory.
A Warm and genuine hug for our Mayor, Shirley Marquardt and Chris Hladick the City Manager
And a shot or two with one of her biggest fans, CB!

There was a full day of events planned so after a quick lunch at the airport it was off to the School then the Northern Waters Task Force Meeting, where she spoke to a packed audience.

And Now, Just for Kay, A quick interlude with Roger and BJ!
The Ceremony provided another opportunity to have some of the Housekeeping staff out and about so joining me at the dock were
....From the left, Jon, New Hire Hunter, Maria, My wonderful assistant Veronica and Michael.
Just one portion of the Harbor......
The Rest you can see under construction still behind one of my Favorite people AB!
Lisa has a lot of fans on the Island, Young and old alike, because of all the good work she has done over the years representing us in the halls of Congress.
She is just so kind and gracious to everyone she meets.

Our Great Mayor Shirley and City Manager Chris introduced Lisa and the Coast Guard admirals that accompanied her for the dedication.
Some of my favorite people were there, From My Housekeeping Staff to to Zoya, the Winters and Elizabeth.

And the Sun coorporated for a few Really good Photos of our Senator!

Lisa and Shirley with the Harbor behind them.
Chris the City Manager trying to thank all the people involved in this 16 year project that is now nearing Completion.

Senator Lisa Murkowski Dedicates the New Harbor In Unalaska, ... on Twitpic Click on the small square to see the Video of the Actual "Christining"

Heading on down to check out some of the Boats docked at this Float for the first time.
Unisea provided several ships including the AllSea and the little Harbor Boat all decorated for the occassion.
Zoya, the Winters and Katherine!
Zoya can't complain about her eyes being closed in this picture!

I really just love this photo of Lisa and Shirley with Pyramid Peak in the Background
And it only gets better when the fabulous Katherine Joins them.
And Vicki too!
Construction on the Harbor Continued even during the ceremony. Have to take advantage of the good weather and sunlight while we have them!

Alvin, The Ports Director
The Winters and Vicki Peck with Lisa

The Rankins and Lisa

A shot for the Unisea Smiles Wall!
A bunch of fishermen talking to Lisa about the current struggle to find some Pollock.

Alyssa from the CVB presents Lisa with an Unalskan Jacket

This one is for New Hire Hunter's Family. Walking right with the Mayor and Lisa. Pretty cool for a kid who came here to process fish.
A Unisea Trio with Lisa! Donna, Eric and Michelle.

Don and Chirs With Lisa
And the Young Lady who is always behind the Camera Pippa!

Yup, Hunter did a Cutoff in front of a US Senator.

Don, Lisa Dennis and Shirley

and Finally, City Council Member Dennis Robinson with Lisa.

A great event for the community and Many thanks to Lisa for Joining us!

Have a Great Day Everyone!