Synopses & Reviews
Writer and fisherman Joe Upton recounts the riveting stories of explorers of the past and seafarers of the present in JOURNEYS THROUGH THE INSIDE PASSAGE. His chronicle offers events vivid in their telling: the journey of widow Muriel Blanchet, who solo navigated a small vessel in the 1930s with her five children; the failed meeting of explorers Alexander Mackenzie and George Vancouver in 1793; countless sinkings; and tales from the author's own experiences plying this legendary waterway.
"Alternately exhilarating and contemplative....Upton's approach underscores the powerful effect of the sea and land on those who choose to wrestle with them." --- Booklist
"Joe Upton fans, and their number is legion, will be delighted that he's back writing about this first love, that wonderful, dangerous, beautiful, lovely country known as Southeast Alaska." ---Nor' westing
"Those who traverse Alaska's maritime world will find Upton exciting and authentic. And armchair literary voyagers like myself will place the book high on the list of favorite maritime reading...A book that should never be allowed to go out o print." ---Anchorage Daily News
About the Author
ABOUT THE Author - For more than 20 years mapmaker and award-winning writer Joe Upton, author of the best-selling "Alaska Blues," has explored the Northwest coast as a commercial fisherman and journalist, taking pictures, collecting stories, and catching fish.
Table of Contents
Page 9, Beginnings; Ch 1: Page 17, The South End; Ch 2: Page 45, The Wilderness Begins; Ch 3: Page 69, The Northern Canyons; Ch 4: Page 99, The Windy Border Country; Ch 5: Page 123, Islands Without Number; Ch 6: Page 153, Where History Lurks; Acknowledgements, Page 177; Bibliography, 179; Index, Page 181.