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Photo: Ready to set sail

Posted: June 12, 2011 - 6:35pm
Retiring Port Director John Stone wrangles a pair of balloons during a farewell party at the Harbormaster's office as his wife, Nikki, left, Nikki's mother, Maggie Germain, and downtown operations supervisor Bob Clauder watch Friday. Stone gave a lively speech during the event, going over his time in Juneau harbors, how he and harbors teams and patrons have been steadily turning around the condition of the ports. Stone said he will miss being the center of attention, stepping off the boat to go to work when the first breath of spring hits, and sailing around Juneau Harbor to the backside of Douglas in fresh westerlies. Stone gave a final message to guests, which included family, harbors staff and board, and patrons that is “shared by cruisers the world over:”   Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Retiring Port Director John Stone wrangles a pair of balloons during a farewell party at the Harbormaster's office as his wife, Nikki, left, Nikki's mother, Maggie Germain, and downtown operations supervisor Bob Clauder watch Friday. Stone gave a lively speech during the event, going over his time in Juneau harbors, how he and harbors teams and patrons have been steadily turning around the condition of the ports. Stone said he will miss being the center of attention, stepping off the boat to go to work when the first breath of spring hits, and sailing around Juneau Harbor to the backside of Douglas in fresh westerlies. Stone gave a final message to guests, which included family, harbors staff and board, and patrons that is “shared by cruisers the world over:”

Retiring Port Director John Stone wrangles a pair of balloons during a farewell party at the Harbormaster’s office as his wife, Nikki, left, Nikki’s mother, Maggie Germain, and downtown operations supervisor Bob Clauder watch Friday. Stone gave a lively speech during the event, going over his time in Juneau harbors and how he and harbors teams and patrons have been steadily turning around the condition of the ports. Stone said he will miss being the center of attention, stepping off the boat to go to work when the first breath of spring hits, and sailing around Juneau Harbor to the backside of Douglas in fresh westerlies.

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