Jon Bon Jovi @ Tracy’s King Crab Shack – Juneau Alaska – Captured in the Wild – 2022
Bon Jovi shot through the heart….official crabby crew 🦀 🎸
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So it all started out as a joke…..
When I first moved to Juneau (1996) some friends took me out crabbing for the first time. I was hooked! I loved it! I found crab fascinating, the pulling of the pots, the cleaning of the crab, cooking, the scenery, the company and of course the taste of the crab was awesome!
Pretty soon, whenever friends came to visit, I would take them out on the boat. I often heard it was the highlight of their trip.
One day on a particularly rough day on the water, I said jokingly, “I’m just going to buy a hotdog cart and start selling you guys’ legs “One Leg at a Time”. We all had a good laugh about that, but the idea always stayed with me. I would always talk about what it would look like, how it would “feel”. I’m sure my friends were sick of hearing it.
Finally in 2006, the company I was working for went bankrupt. I decided then and there to take matters into my own hands and take a stab at my dream. Things started falling into place.
Almost 15 years since the “idea”, here I am. The crab shack is going into its 14th year now (and 3rd move). I feel very fortunate to have made it this long in a tumultuous crab market. There have been a lot of learning curves and 16-hour days. I have great support from friends, family and some key industry people who have helped me get to this point. However, I could not have done it without all of the great customers I have had along the way. You have told friends, who told friends, etc. Your email’s, photos, and stories kept me going in the rough and quiet times. For that I THANK YOU!
I hope you enjoy your experience at the Crab Shack. I appreciate you stopping by!