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Sitka Ammonia Leak Victim Was Longtime Fisherman

English: Mount Verstovia, Alaska, USA.
English: Mount Verstovia, Alaska, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
RIP Mr. Baker... HG

By Ed Ronco, KCAW - Sitka | June 28, 2013 - 10:08 am

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....