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Alaska Blues A Story of Freedom, Risk, and Living Your Dream

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ISBN-10: 0979047099

ISBN-13: 9780979047091

Edition: 3rd

Authors: Joe Upton

List price: $15.95
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Step aboard Joe Upton's 32-foot troller and journey with him into another world. It's Southeast Alaska in the 1970s, and this evocative, true-life account chronicles four months of commercial fishing in the Inside Passage. Travel with Upton through open channels and narrow fjords, past forested shorelines, tiny villages, abandoned homesteads, and deserted canneries. Experience the life of the independent fisher -- the lonely hours at sea, the satisfaction of a good day's catch, and the easy camaraderie of other fishers. You'll be entranced by this authentic tale of the Southeast Alaska landscape and way of life.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Traveling Northwest waters as a commercial fisherman since 1965 in small craft and large, Joe Upton gained intimate knowledge of the coast from Puget Sound to the Arctic Circle.In the 1970s, Upton lived and fished out of a tiny roadless island fishing community in Southeast Alaska. His first book, Alaska Blues, based on those years, was hailed as "One of those books you want to proclaim a classic," by the Seattle PI.In 1995, Upton started Coastal Publishing, to produce illustrated maps and guidebooks for Alaska cruise passengers. In 2010, he began working with film maker and commercial fishermen Dan Kowalski to film many of the stories that he had heard over the years.Upton lives with his…    

Preface to the 1998 Edition
Charts of the Inside Passage
The Beginning
The Inside Passage to Alaska
Southeastern Alaska
Trolling for Salmon
The Ruins
The Packers, or Tenders
Purse Seining
Halibut Fishing
Skiff Fishing
The Alaska Blues