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Coming Back Alive

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When the fishing vessel La Conte sinks suddenly at night in one-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and record ninety-foot seas during a savage storm in January 1998, her five crewmen are left to drift without a life raft in the freezing Alaskan waters and survive as best they can.

One hundred fifty miles away, in Sitka, Alaska, an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter lifts off from America's most remote Coast Guard base in the hopes of tracking down an anonymous Mayday signal. A fisherman's worst nightmare has become a Coast Guard crew's desperate mission. As the crew of the La Conte begin to die one by one, those sworn to watch over them risk everything to pull off the rescue of the century.

Spike Walker's memoir of his years as a deckhand in Alaska, Working on the Edge, was hailed by James A. Michner as "masterful . . . will become the definitive account of this perilous trade, an addition to the literature of the sea." In Coming Back Alive, Walker has crafted his most devastating book to date. Meticulously researched through hundreds of hours of taped interviews with the survivors, this is the true account of the La Conte's final voyage and the relationship between Alaskan fishermen and the search and rescue crews who risk their lives to save them.

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This spellbinding work chronicles a desperate sea rescue off the coast of Alaska and an electrifying look at the U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue crews. Map.

About the Author

Spike Walker spent nine seasons as a crewman aboard some of the most successful crab boats in the Alaskan fleet. In addition to his crab-fishing experience, Spike Walker has worked in the offshore oilfields of Louisiana and Texas; along the Mississippi River as a certified, commercial deep-sea diver; and in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska as a logger.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312302566
Author:
Walker, Spike
Publisher:
Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
Nautical - General
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First and First
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes one map
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.09 x 0.77 in

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