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Vladivostok to Alaska by sea

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1. Posted by mwabmfd (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Am in Prague. Live in Seattle. Want to take Trans Siberian Railway to Vladivostok -- no problem -- but then a boat to Alaska. Anyone know anything about transport across the Bering Sea? I'm not fussy. Even a tramp steamer would be okay. I'm a woman in her fifties. Thanks MUCH. Surely do need some guidance here. :(

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 11y

There are no 'tramp steamers' -never have been-not between Russia and Alaska.
The only way to traverse that stretch of water is to do it yourself in a boat-not an option in your case.:(
These guys http://www.vancouvertomoscow.com just rowed across in the opposite direction.

3. Posted by kenofcork (Full Member 69 posts) 11y

Hi there,
I posted a very similar post a couple of months ago when I considered it an option. I am leaving for an around the world trip in March and don't want to use any planes. I'm getting the Trans Siberian as far as China then heading down through SE Asia towards Oz and trying to get a Pacific crossing from there to the States. Maybe this is an option for you.
Ken

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

There was a Michael Palin travel documentary ,a few years ago , that covered this leg from Alaska to Russia. I think it was called something like "Around The Pacific Rim"

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Try this:

http://www.salon.com/wlust/feature/1997/11/18feature.html

6. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hi mwabmfd,

I received your email:

"Thank you, Wocca, for your input. Allow me to take this matter a little further, just for fun: I am, in perfect truth, not in Prague. My SISTER is in Prague but is relatively computer illiterate. I in turn am a reference librarian here in the Seattle area so sister asked me to figure out logistics towards getting her home sans planes and headed east. You alerted to Palin's FULL CIRCLE. Not only did I find it in our library system's catalog, but it was right here, on the shelf, in my branch! So I have it before me now. Thanks so very much. "

Happy to help

Bye
Wocca