I've known quite a few merchant mariners who have worked in Alaska - the sheer expanse of this state has called for the transportation of goods by ocean for centuries, and continues to do so. 

I'm finishing up a hitch in Valdez and wanted to pop by and share a photo I took of the amazing aurora borealis we got to see here the other night. 

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