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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Pizza place offers up a different kind of delivery


Courtesy of Nic Martin

Nic Martin, owner of Nic's Pizza, holds up a pizza being delivered to commercial fisherman on Father's Day, June 18. Martin and friend Brian Schwartz were doing a trial run to see how feasible their idea was.

Commercial fishermen were a little surprised on Father's Day, June 18, when the Tongass eased alongside them, offering pizzas for sale.

Nic Martin, owner of Nic's Pizza, and Brian Schwartz, pilot of the Tongass, took an idea Schwartz had for delivering pizzas to fishing vessels and sailed off with it. The two baked six pizzas, sold five and "ate one for quality control," Schwartz said. They covered 30 miles on 18 gallons of fuel, going out as far as Anita Bay.

Schwartz originally had the idea and fished it to his friends.

"Just like anybody who's been on the water, you think, 'You know what I'...

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