FT bow iced

It was February, 1971, and what would turn out to be the biggest commercial fishing boom in recent American history was just starting to get rolling on the remote, cold, and windy waters of the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia, and along the waterfront in Seattle. I was 24, with just a year of commercial fishing under my belt, and had just been hired for the king crab season on a brand new steel boat, and felt so lucky. Already, stories had begun to filter down from…

Dawes Trish & Dan waterfall

  August 11 – Aboard the Un-Cruises ship Wilderness Adventurer, Punchbowl Cove, Misty Fjords National Monument, Southeast Alaska: Wow.. not sure I have enough adjectives to describe this day. The silver 737 with the winding channels and thousands of islands of the Inside Passage passing below, Ketchikan on a rare t-shirt blue-sky day, and our little 160’ ship with just 21 of us passengers and a 15 person crew just laying at the dock, cleaned, fueled, and ready for us. Aug 12 – Wilderness Adventurer, Short Bay, Upper…

EXPLORE WITH OUR BOOK/MAP SET Note: Paperback includes map, Kindle digital version does not, suggest getting map below. EXPLORE WITH OUR MAP May 13 – Onto the Alaska Seaplanes afternoon Beaver run,  helping a heavy native gal with a bandaged foot and a bag full of prescriptions and her husband carrying a full MacDonald’s bag of something…. Beaver pilot barely old enough to shave and then we are off with the big radial engine throbbing to pull us into the sky, 40 minutes to native village of Angoon…