Eric Jordan

Profile Updated: January 15, 2015
Eric Jordan
Class Year: 1967
Residing In: Sitka, AK USA
Spouse/Partner: Sarah Leigh Jordan
Occupation: Alaska salmon troller
Children and grandchildren: Kris Wilhelm Jordan, 1976
Karl Edward Jordan, 1979
4 grandchildren
Lilly Nova Jordan, 2004
Eva More…Salome Jordan, 2005
Keller Charles Jordan, 2009
Konnor Eric Jordan, 2013
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Graduated University of Oregon, 1972 (Health Education)
Married Sarah Leigh Prince (Fairbanks) 1973
Lived in Juneau, AK and worked in government 73-76
Moved to Sitka in 76.
Graduated Sheldon Jackson College in fisheries, 1977
Founding member and second employee of Northern SE regional Aquaculture Assoc 77-78.
Trolled salmon 78-present.
Coached MS Basketball 88-98. Broadcast HS Basketball 97-2007.
Active in fisheries and forest conservation, Democratic Party
Stage 4 Tongue cancer survivor since 1997
Long time friendship with Alan and Shari Otness, Harold Thompson.

School Story:

I got suspended from school in 7th grade (Mr Thynes) for using salty fisherman's language in an essay. The trauma has stifled my creative writing ever since.

My first school trip was to Sitka when I was a freshman on the debate team. Jean Reid was my debate partner. The judge, after one of our debates, recommended that I consider the ministry. I thought about how the Petersburg school system had taught me appropriate language.

Favorite Petersburg story:

in 1991 my mother Marilyn Jordan George organized a family reunion in Petersburg for her 70th Birthday. I needed a nice suit or at least a suit coat and decided to buy a new one in Petersburg. Unfortunately none of the clothing stores had one big enough to fit me at 6'3", 330 lbs.
So, I explained at the reunion during my speech why I didn't have a suit and henceforth Petersburg would be known to me as "Little Norway", the home of the "Little Vikings". It actually got some laughs. But then my Uncle Lynn Frink got up and apologized to the clothing merchants in Petersburg. Observing that "Eric probably couldn't find a suit in San Francisco big enough either".


i travel all over SE Alaska at 2-7 knots trolling salmon over 200 days a year.

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Get well and come on up for the re-Union, cableman.

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Great photo of your fine family. Robin was a great crew member in 1997.

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