Tag: Memorial Day

Memorial Day

| May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments


Human Powered Fishing Derby is Just Days Away

| May 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tim P. Dillon

Memorial Day Weekend Human Powered Fishing Derby Reveals Grand Prize!

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tim Dillon

The 2014 Grand Prize for the Human Powered Fishing Derby is a North West 3 person kayak valued at over $4,000.   The Derby starts Friday May 23rd and ends Sunday May 25th @ 4:00pm with the awards ceremony and a grand community fish fry.  Join the fun!

3 person kayak 2014 grand prize

To view more information on previous year’s winners, prizes and some photos, click here to go to Tim’s site.


  • 8:00 am Friday, May 23 – 4:00 pm Sunday, May 25
  • The 2014 Human Powered Fishing Derby will span 3 days  on Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday -May 23, 24, 25).
  • Tim Dillon will be signing people up starting Friday morning at 8:00 at the tents on the harbor front across from SNA.
  • Potluck fish fry Sunday at 4:00 pm.
  • To pre-register or for more information, call Tim Dillon at 907-234-7858
  • Only $35.00 per pole to enter

We Honor Our Military Today… Thank You

| May 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day 2013

Chainsaw Magic

| June 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

by Jenny Chissus

Sorry for the super delayed photo story about the fabulous Chainsaw Exhibition 2012!

Here is a great combination of photos – from beginning to end – almost like you were there!  You can click here or on the image to the left to open the link for the large photo story!  Another great feature of this format is that once you click on the image – you can click on any photo in the layout and it will open a slide show format, and you can view all the photos at your own pace in full size! (Depending on the size of your screen, some of the text on the left side may not be visible – but the “whole” story and more is below!  Also, please note that there are a lot of photos and may take a few minutes to load, depending on your Internet speed.)

This Memorial Day chainsaw competition was a little different from the previous years.  Due to a myriad of scheduling conflicts (a move out-of-state, opening a new gallery, moving a shop/workshop across town, building a home, etc.) many carvers weren’t able to make it to our event this year.

We were thankful that three great carvers joined us this summer, Ben & Silas Firth (2nd year), Jimmy Kitchens & Carisa Curtis (5th year) and Rob Younkins & Deveyn LaCroix (3rd year)!

Due to the small participant size, we modified the event to be an exhibition, Continue Reading

4th Annual Human-Powered Fishing Derby – A Great Success!

| June 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

by Tim Dillon

The 4th annual Human- Powered Fishing Derby was held in Seldovia last weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. It was a great success with 32 boats registered carrying 39 anglers.  The weather was very cooperative with a few drizzles on Saturday, and then sunshine and fair weather prevailed on Sunday long enough to make it through the fish fry without getting wet.

When I first initiated this derby, my goal was to get local folks turning their engines off for a day or two, dragging their rowboats and kayaks out of the shed and launching them for a some quiet fishing and enjoying the bay right in our backyard. If this year is any indication, that goal was reached and surpassed. We saw both young and old Seldovian’s join in and cast their luck from a wide variety of vessels. Next time you see young three-year-old Duna or perhaps Nancy Opheim, ask them how they enjoyed their first derby. The whole mouth of Seldovia Bay and into Kachemak Bay was spotted with human-powered craft. It was a great sight.

This year’s grand prize was won by local Kirby Corwin. We have gotten away from the big fish big prize syndrome, and Kirby’s name was pulled from a hat Continue Reading