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 The Balclutha was the last ship to fly the Hawaiian flag and was also named STAR of ALASKA operating between San Francisco and Chignik Alaska for the Alaska Packers Association and later named PACIFIC QUEEN.

Captain Clutters' family aboard Balclutha 5-6-95
Suzanne, James, Stephen, Lynn Ann, John, Glenn, Bill

Sue and Jim Clutter aboard Balclutha 5-6-1995
Inspiration and in Memoriam

Kelsey and Kaley Star of India 12-29-07
San Diego Maritime Museum

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

March 12, 2024
Preparing the vessel for the 2024 Salmon season along the Alaska Peninsula.
6:54 pm edt 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

October 1, 2019 at John Wayne Marina
It's been a tough last couple years after 5 months of shipyard work, a failed 2018 Chignik salmon run and other challenges, but things are looking up after a sucessful 2019 salmon season in southeast Alaska. The ALEUTIAN EXPRESS is taking shape. back to mechanical, electrical and interior projects for the fall.
7:26 am edt 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring projects:
At John Wayne Marina continuing remodel of galley interior and Captain stateroom project. Forward cranes rams and planetary are being rebuilt. Fresh oil and filters. Installing more LED lights.
7:39 pm edt 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Winter projects:
After a whirlwind spring shipyard at Port Townsend and completing projects for a USCG Fishing Vessel Safety inspection we departed Port Angeles, Washington for King Cove, Alaska packing salmon along the Gulf of Alaska side and Bering Sea sides of the Alaska Peninsula. The vessel is now docked in Washington State for winter repairs and refitting.
4:25 am est 

Friday, December 25, 2015

November 2015 haul-out at Port Townsend, Washington
Secured at John Wayne Marina in Sequim Bay for winter layup
3:08 pm est 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Another challenging season! At King Cove taking purse seine caught salmon which seem to keep coming in abundant numbers.
10:51 pm edt 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter 2014/2015 projects
1:31 am est 

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013
Preparations underway for 2013  Bristol Bay salmon season.
12:17 am edt 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fish Expo week in Seattle
Welding projects and galley improvements
8:01 pm est 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chignik Salmon 2012
Motorsailed from Chignik to Kodiak, then direct to Port Orchard, Wa in 6 days October 2012
5:17 am edt 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shipyard Projects underway for 2012 Chignik Season
Week of April 2 to 7:Constructing midmast this week and completing aft section interior. Next week framing begins on new raised pilot station and replacement of the wheelhouse roof. Engine room work on rainy days
6:47 am edt 

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Kelsey and John Clutter 10-96 Honolulu
A first Holloween costume for miss Kelsey

Foremast Construction May 2008
Prior to Bristol Bay 2008 Salmon season

Mizzen Mast construction April 2010
Prior to Togiak 2010 Herring season for North Pacific Seafoods

New wheelhouse roof and Midmast construction
New raised pilot station stateroom Helipad/aftshelter and midmast 5 2012 prior to Chignik Salmon



Megan/ John and Kelsey aboard Balclutha 11 2008
San Francisco Maritime Museum

Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier San Francisco
Jeff and Uncle John at Jack London Square 11-28-08

Serve with respect

HERO at Antarctica/ National Science Foundation
Captain Clutter nearly won the bid on this vessel in 1998 before owning the Express

Dana Point California Tall Ship Festival 9-2010
The Lynx, Spirit of Dana Point, Irving Johnson, Exy Johnson and Curlew at the Ocean Institute Dock

Christmas lights 12 11 2012

the ALEUTIAN NATIVE circa 1929 Seattle

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