In a state where Santa often arrives by water, where women skippers fend off would-be husbands attracted by the physical charms of their boats, and where so many make their living afloat, Harry Walker offers a distinctive collection of illustrated stories in Boats of Alaska.
To research the subject, Walker flew, drove, and floated the length of a state that has more coastline than all of the lower 48 states combined. He inspects work boats and whale boats, people transports and tankers, historic vessels, sleek pleasure craft large and small, fish boats, house boats, and an array of personal craft. Many area a centerpiece of someone’s dream, as e learn in Walker’s stories.
Boats of Alaska contains more than 100 color photographs and numerous stories that are thoughtful, charming, and humorous. Welcome aboard!
“Have you ever thought, ‘if only boats could talk’? Well, here they can. No place had more curious boats than Alaska, and Harry Walker has captured their essence with great pictures and interesting tales.” –Joe Upton, Alaska Blues