PORTHOLE

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HE­ROES like these is what porthole is all about folks!

One Alaska man is mak­ing a 14-hour boat trip to Costco ev­ery week to sup­ply his small town of Gus­tavus with gro­ceries amid the COVID-19 pan­demic.

The town is only ac­ces­si­ble by boat or plane, and Toshua Parker, owner of gro­cery store Icy Strait Whole­sale is keep­ing the town fed by mak­ing the voy­age to the state’s cap­i­tal Juneau, over 80 kilo­me­tres away.

Parker usu­ally has food and sup­plies shipped to the store, but the ser­vice is no longer run­ning be­cause of the pan­demic, as well as dam­age caused to the city’s dock by se­vere storms.

It takes him about 14 hours to com­plete the jour­ney on his 96foot ves­sel.

Keep Toshua in your thoughts the next time you’re grab­bing the last toi­let rolls at Coles!

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