Sad news from Alaska – Sitka Ammonia Leak Victim, Charles “Chuck” Baker, Was Longtime Fisherman

Charles “Chuck” Baker with grandson Steven

A man injured during an ammonia leak aboard a fishing vessel in Sitka has died. Charles “Chuck” Baker, of Auburn, Wash., was aboard the Eigil B. The tender vessel was tied up at Sitka Sound Seafoods at the time of the incident, around 11:15 a.m. Monday. Baker was 82 years old when he died on Tuesday. He was a 60-year veteran of the fishing industry in Alaska, and co-owned the Eigil B with his son, Mike. Reona Baker is his wife. “We met in 1957 on a blind date,” she said Thursday. And for as long as Reona Baker had known her husband, he was around the sea. [email protected]

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