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Boat Company Fall 2003

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NOTES AND COMMENTS

EXPLORING COSTA RICA

SCHEDULES


Notes and Comments by Michael McIntosh President, McIntosh Foundation and The Boat Company

Michael McIntosh

Another delightful summer in Southeast Alaska has passed with the usual number of unusuals:

vacuum-packing and freezing all the Salmon and Butt our guests caught.

ON THE POSITIVE SIDE • The weather was dryer and warmer than normal (many more sunny days with clear skies). Actually, this seems to be a trend.

•We had a record number of children onboard, plus some very active septuagenarians, so the kayaks and the trails got a workout and kept the crew extremely busy and active.

•The average mean temperature of the seawater was up a couple of degrees.

•All of Southeast’s animals (air, land and sea types) showed up in force (many came earlier and stayed later) so there was no lack of “sightings”. And... on the trip we took, there was a first for us... we actually had to slow down and then stop the boat to let a brown bear swim across our bow on his / her way from one shore to another (a good 1.5 mile swim).

The Boat Company can be reached at:

Corporate Office The Boat Company c/o The McIntosh Foundation 1730 M Street NW, Suite 204 Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 338-8055 phone (202) 234-0745 fax www.theboatcompany.com Conservation Programs and Reservations The Boat Company 19623 Viking Ave NW Paulsbo, WA 98370-8399 (360) 697-4242 phone (360) 697-5454 fax email: kathy@theboatcompany.com

• Also, the Halibut seemed to be around in record numbers and as a result, there were times we looked like a “mini-factory” filleting,

• Several more thousands of pages of regulations to keep track of. • Many new and larger fees for doing business (result of government cuts in agency funding). • Prospect of a new 3% to 5% Alaska sales tax on tourist sales.

by Winsome McIntosh

Staff:

Michael McIntosh, President Mark McIntosh, Vice President Hunter McIntosh, Editor & Marketing Manager Barbara McIntosh, Managing Attorney Bob Vey, Comptroller Kathy Nissley, Reservations Manager Renee Travelstead Board of Directors:

Michael McIntosh Winsome McIntosh Mark McIntosh Hunter McIntosh Colin McIntosh

CORRECTION: We apologize that Robert Glenn Ketchum's name was spelled incorrectly on the cover of our last newsletter. 2

• Record numbers of all 5 species of Salmon returned, although the Coho / Silver Salmon came in later than usual (a major portion returned after mid-September).

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE • We picked up another two to three government agencies which claim some regulatory authority over us.

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This past summer several of our guests asked if the Boat Company would be willing to visit their communities and make a presentation about the trips for a gathering of their friends.Their love of the trip experience was one they wanted to share with their friends, but didn’t feel they could do it justice with their

memory and their photos! Although we have not done this in the past, we think it is a good idea, since our bookings are made strictly from referrals of our friends and past guests. Either Michael, Joel Hanson (one of our Captains) or I would be delighted to make such a visit if any of you are interested in

hosting such a gathering. We have been asked to Arizona and Florida this winter, so give us a call if you’d like us to come your way.

Don’t forget to check us out on the Internet! For more updated information, schedules, quotes and more, visit our Web site at www.theboatcompany.com


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Recipes

From Alaskan Waters

Steamed Salmon In Ginger Sauce Ingredients: • 2 salmon fillets • 4 Tbsp. Light soy sauce (light in sodium) • 2 Tbsp. Finely minced ginger • 4 to 6 pieces of scallion, squeeze the juice out of the scallion • Dash of pepper • Salt to taste • 2 Tbsp. Sesame oil • 4 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped Preparations: • Mix light soy sauce, minced ginger, scallion and dash of pepper together. Mix well. • Marinate the two pieces of salmon with the mixture. Make sure to rub the mixture all over the salmon thoroughly. Keep the salmon fillets in the cooler for at least one hour. Sprinkle salt to taste if needed. Cooking: • Prepare a steamer with boiling water. • Place the scallions on the bottom of an oval shape plate. Place two fillets on top of the scallion. Sprinkle the sesame oil on the salmon fillets. Place the oval shape plate in the steamer. Cover the steamer. • Steam the salmon for 10 minutes or steam until the salmon turns a light pink and begins to flake when prodded with a fork. • Place one piece of salmon on a dinner plate with rice and vegetables.Garnish with lemon wedges. • Sprinkle a little chopped cilantro on the salmon fillet. • Dinner is served.

Don’t forget to check us out on the Internet! For more updated information, schedules, quotes and more, visit our Web site at www.theboatcompany.com

Do we have your correct address? If not, please fill out the form below and mail us your new address. Name: ______________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________________ E-Mail: ______________________________________________

Mail to:The Boat Company, 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 204,Washington D.C. 20036 or call (202) 338-8055. 12

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Recipes

From Alaskan Waters

Steamed Salmon In Ginger Sauce Ingredients: • 2 salmon fillets • 4 Tbsp. Light soy sauce (light in sodium) • 2 Tbsp. Finely minced ginger • 4 to 6 pieces of scallion, squeeze the juice out of the scallion • Dash of pepper • Salt to taste • 2 Tbsp. Sesame oil • 4 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped Preparations: • Mix light soy sauce, minced ginger, scallion and dash of pepper together. Mix well. • Marinate the two pieces of salmon with the mixture. Make sure to rub the mixture all over the salmon thoroughly. Keep the salmon fillets in the cooler for at least one hour. Sprinkle salt to taste if needed. Cooking: • Prepare a steamer with boiling water. • Place the scallions on the bottom of an oval shape plate. Place two fillets on top of the scallion. Sprinkle the sesame oil on the salmon fillets. Place the oval shape plate in the steamer. Cover the steamer. • Steam the salmon for 10 minutes or steam until the salmon turns a light pink and begins to flake when prodded with a fork. • Place one piece of salmon on a dinner plate with rice and vegetables.Garnish with lemon wedges. • Sprinkle a little chopped cilantro on the salmon fillet. • Dinner is served.

Don’t forget to check us out on the Internet! For more updated information, schedules, quotes and more, visit our Web site at www.theboatcompany.com

Do we have your correct address? If not, please fill out the form below and mail us your new address. Name: ______________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________ City/State/Zip: ________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________________ E-Mail: ______________________________________________

Mail to:The Boat Company, 1730 M Street, NW, Suite 204,Washington D.C. 20036 or call (202) 338-8055. 12

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