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

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Joe Upton steered his thirty-foot boat, the Doreen, through the open channels and narrow, twisting passageways of Southeast Alaska, living the life of an itinerant commercial fisherman far from home.  This is his award-winning account of that season - the 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.

In this new thrid edition from Epicenter Press, Alaska Blues remains a powerful evocation of time and place - of a people and their way of life, and haunting, beautiful shores that draw them back, season after season.

Synopsis:

Upton's award-winning account of a season commercial fishing in Southeast Alaska - the lonely hours at sea aboard his 30-foot boat, the Doreen, 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.

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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.

About the Author

Joe Upton was a commercial fisherman for twenty-five years in Alaska and Maine. He lives with his wife on Bainbridge Island, Washington and Vinalhaven Island, Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780979047091
Subtitle:
A Story of Freedom, Risk, and Living Your Dream
Author:
Upton, Joe
Publisher:
Epicenter Press
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Pacific salmon fisheries
Subject:
Fishers
Subject:
Pacific salmon fisheries -- Alaska.
Subject:
Upton, Joe
Subject:
Americana - Alaska
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 b/w photos, 9 maps
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.84x6.30x.59 in. .77 lbs.

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Upton's award-winning account of a season commercial fishing in Southeast Alaska - the lonely hours at sea aboard his 30-foot boat, the Doreen, 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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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