THE LISTENING PROJECT: Life on the Water

Steve and a barnacle from the whale.

Steve and a barnacle from the whale.

The whale doing a “pirouette” over Berry’s charter boat.

Steve Berry came to Petersburg in the early 1970s for a two week vacation and decided to stay. He started fishing and has since run charter boats, yachts for movie stars, and whale watching research boats all over the Pacific along with fishing boats and tenders in Alaska.

In this interview he talks about his adventures at sea, including surviving the sinking of the Kupreanof. The shorter excerpt includes the story of the time a humpback whale landed on his boat during a whale watching charter over twenty years ago.