SOCL got a surprise today when one of their deep sea subs exploring the Blake Sea found an unexpected barrier. The Dutch Harbor sub net is a secret that few know, but is one of the ways that Dutch Harbor maintains its beautiful port.
“Deep draft ships with large displacement cause all manner of problems,” said a local fisherman, “pollution, scaring away fish, throwing flotsam – Dutch Harbor’s not open to sea traffic – just boaters.”
Another sailor joined our conversation. “Aye, na ya canna be ta carefll wit da water. All mann’r o’ t’ings liff undah dere!”
Dutch Harbor is home to several businesses, including the award winning Bandit Boats. Bandit Boats has been in the news recently for several new projects that are near completion. Visit the harbor using the link at right (ports).