By JAMES BROOKS
KODIAK — One month ago, seine fisherman Luke Anderson had the toughest day of his life.
On June 18, Anderson’s boat, the Scandia, sank off Harvester Island at the end of a days-long fight against the ocean. Anderson and his crew safely abandoned ship in their 17-foot seine skiff, but the hardest decision of the day wasn’t to leave the Scandia. It was leaving Anderson’s terrified dog, Bo, onboard.
“We tried and tried and tried, but there wasn’t a guy on the skiff who wasn’t bawling their eyes out,” Anderson told the Kodiak Daily Mirror.
Thanks to the good Samaritan efforts of a nearby fisherman, however, Anderson might have lost his boat, but he didn’t lose his dog.
“He found out the dog was there and drove 15 miles, then jumped in a skiff and drove 40 miles,” Anderson said. “People don’t just do that, you know what I mean.”
When it sank, the Scandia was on its first salmon trip of the season. The boat left Kodiak..............
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