Alaska blues: a fisherman's journal

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Alaska Northwest Pub. Co., 1977 - Sports & Recreation - 236 pages
For seven months, Joe Upton steered his 32-foot boat, the Doreen, through the open channels and narrow, twisting passageways of Southeast Alaska, fishing for salmon. This is his account of that season of fishingthe lonely hours at sea as well as the close community of the fishing fleet; the sudden, violent storms and glorious days of sun; the difficult, frenzied work and quiet moments of contemplation. Alaska Blues is a classic Pacific Northwest tale of independent men and women living on the edge, surviving not only the whims of nature but also the shifting fortunes of the fishing industry itself.

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I have had this book since it first came out in I think 1976. I was just consumed by it when I got it for Christmas that year. In fact for several years after I read it over again each year. If you ... Read full review


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