Looking across St. Herman’s harbor to Pillar mountain reveals three prominent wind mills that whirl away under Kodiak’s often breezy weather. The wind mills contribute to Kodiak’s energy needs, largely supplied by hydro power. The lush green hillsides are ubiquitous on the island, nicknamed the Emerald Ilse for a good reason. Commercial fishing is still a viable industry in Kodiak, and unfortunately during my visit the fleet was between openers. On a future visit I’d like to focus on the seafood industry and in particular the salmon fishing efforts.