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Bijaboji

Author : Betty Lowman Carey
ISBN : 1550173928
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Betty Lowman was 22 years old in June 1937 when she climbed into her beloved red dugout canoe Bijaboji and set out on a journey from Puget Sound to Alaska. Traversing some of the most treacherous waters on earth, the journey would have been a risky act for an extreme adventurer in any era; for a young woman in the conservative 1930s, it was a venture of almost unimaginable daring. Betty pulled it off, and now, 67 years later, she accomplishes an equal feat--a book of pure adventure. Bijaboji is a classic of boating literature worthy of a place beside The Curve of Time by Muriel Wylie Blanchet, whose coastal narrative dates from the same period. Betty slips through quiet water by moonlight, her oars dripping with phosphorescence. She goes deer hunting with a young Native man near Sechelt. She travels with a boat full of exuberant Boy Scouts for a few days and she visits lightkeepers, loggers, fishermen, doctors, missionaries and other coast dwellers who live in beautiful, isolated places and who speak openly about their lives, loves and politics. She also braves storms, rapids and blistering heat. In Douglas Channel Bijaboji capsizes and Betty loses her oars and everything she owns, except her boat and her sleeping bag. She is trapped on a precarious rock ledge for three harrowing days until rescued by Native fishermen. Through it all, she copes with her growing celebrity as people all along the coast watch for her, at the same time as they wait for news on the abdication of Edward VIII and on the disappearance of another female adventurer, Amelia Earhart. This is an amazing account written by a smart, strong, funny, independent woman with a glad heart and an abiding love of the BC coast.

North To Alaska

Author : Trevor Lund
ISBN : 1711310794
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Ever since I cycled down the West Coast of Canada and the United States as a means of saving the bus fare on a round-the-world trip, I dreamed of cycling the whole length of that landmass, from the southern tip of South America all the way up to the Arctic Ocean.Returning home to a job I didn't enjoy, that dream burned at my mind until, as a mature student in 1999, I was given the opportunity to take a year out and decided now was my time. This was at a time of huge advances in communication technology but I chose to journey without a mobile phone or any other means of communicating with the outside world - something we might struggle to comprehend these days. If I got into trouble, if I got injured, if I became lost, it was up to me to sort myself out.No close friends were willing to leave the comforts of home, so the fledgling internet did at least prove useful in finding a travel companion. But within nine days of the start of my journey I found myself alone, close to the bottom of the world and with many thousands of miles of the unknown still ahead. This book tells how the desire to fulfil a burning ten-year dream helped me overcome illness, injury, exhaustion, loneliness and so much more; how I, a normal guy from a working-class family in Leeds - among many other adventures - found myself singing to bears to keep them at bay, ran out of water crossing the driest desert in the world, had a volcano rain ash down on me and found myself hiding out from bandits most nights while pedalling through Mexico.

North To Alaska

Author : Kenneth Coates
ISBN : UVA:X002125031
Genre : History
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In December 1941 the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and seemed to be poised for their most audacious attack yet - the invasion of North America via its least populated region, the Far Northwest. No one doubted that this threat was real, certainly not the U.S. military command. In an act of speedy co-operation, unmatched before or since, the governments of Canada and the U.S.A. agreed to the military's request to build a road, post-haste, across the vast wilderness of the North, so that troops and armaments could be moved rapidly from the continent's heartland to its vulnerable edge in Alaska. Ten thousand soldiers under the command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rushed north to push a pioneer road 1,500 miles long through the forests and mountains and over the muskeg, the permafrost, and the many icy rivers of the Far Northwest. Fast on their heels came an equally large "army" of civilians - eager to do their bit for the war effort and to earn the colossal wages offered - to build a permanent highway in the pioneer road's muddy tracks. Seven and a half months later the highway was ready for war duty, just as the threat that initiated it collapsed. But their effort was not wasted. The Alaska Highway gave the towns of Fairbanks, Big Delta, Whitehorse, and Fort St. John road access to the South for the first time, and many smaller communities sprang up along its path to service the truckers and tourists who plied the highway. For immediately after the war, driving the highway became a popular vacation for intrepid tourists. Despite the great improvements to the road that have been made over the years, the highway has lost none of its appeal nor any of the romance that surrounded itsbeginnings. In 1992 the Alaska Highway turns fifty, and Ken Coates has written North to Alaska to commemorate the work of those men and women, soldiers and civilians, who endured the bitter cold, the blackflies, the mud, and the murderous mosquitoes to build the road and defend their homeland. The Alaska Highway remains the world's most remarkable highway - remarkable for the speed in which it was built, its military origins, the binational co-operation it symbolizes, and for the spectacular natural beauty and rich history of the land through which it passes. Today it still offers the unique adventure of a 1,500-mile drive through the mysterious North into the land where men once moiled for gold.

Look North To Alaska

Author : Alaska. Industrial Development Division
ISBN : SRLF:D0000198051
Genre : Alaska
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North To Alaska

Author : John Thompson
ISBN : 9781480891920
Genre : Fiction
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Every year, the Race to Alaska challenges the skill and daring of many adventurers as they transit 750 miles of the Inside Passage from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK. Along the way, they face gales, dangerous currents, orcas, and even grizzly bears as they race north. No motors or outside assistance is allowed. All boats must be manually propelled along with the use of any sails. No other rules. $10,000 to the winner and a set of steak knives to the runner up. The race begins long before the starting gun goes off. Gerald wants to sail the smallest boat ever to finish the race, which requires a custom-built boat. A medical emergency throws the whole project into jeopardy, but his dutiful son, Bobby, steps up at the last minute to build the boat for him. Of course, nothing goes as planned as time is short and an unexpected romance threatens to derail his schedule. Eventually, they succeed and get the boat to the starting line and that’s where the real adventure begins. A race within the race develops to see who the first solo finisher would be. Six teams chip in $200 each, the winner takes it all.

North To Alaska

Author : Debbie Macomber
ISBN : 0778315983
Genre : Fiction
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Collects two romances that take place in Alaska, including "Borrowed Dreams," wherein Cathy Grieves, having left Seattle for Anchorage in search of adventure, instead finds Brand, a widowered pilot that she has fallen in love with.

Eighteen Wheels North To Alaska

Author : Cliff Bishop
ISBN : 9781594331817
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In spite of the obstacles the Alaska truckers were presented with they never weakened in their determination to get the job done. These pioneer drivers never conquered or tamed Alaska's roads and weather, but they learned to operate on the back trails and paths--always making their way to the trip's end. In spite of all the challenges, they never quit. The following from Teddy Roosevelt is an appropriate salute to Alaskan truckers: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that high place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Eighteen Wheels North to Alaska: A History of Trucking in Alaska is the story of Alaskan drivers who guided, coaxed, pushed, pulled, plowed, and somehow made it to the end of the road--and beyond--over high mountain passes, whiteout conditions, seventy below zero temperature, through mud, muck, and tundra terrain--even onto the Arctic Ocean ice beyond the shore.

Gold Rush

Author : Ian Wilson
ISBN : 0919574602
Genre : Reference
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The engaging story of a thousand-mile trek to reach the Klondike gold-fields, travelling as the gold-seekers did a century ago -- by horseback, on foot, by hand-built boat, and on snowshoes -- and of the excitement of finding gold.

Alaska

Author : Canadian Pacific Limited
ISBN : OCLC:994435500
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Gulf Of Alaska Navy Training Activities

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ISBN : NWU:35556039341367
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North To Alaska An H H Lomax Western

Author : Preston Lewis
ISBN : 1647340519
Genre : Fiction
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Swindled out of a mining fortune in Colorado and blamed for an ensuing murder, H.H. Lomax must finally face up to his past two decades in Skagway, Alaska. Along the way, he encounters legendary madam Mattie Silks, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, novelist Jack London, and a talking dog.

North To Alaska

Author : Kathleen A. Cooper
ISBN : OCLC:858281892
Genre : Air power
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"General William L. "Billy" Mitchell proclaimed on 11 February 1935 that Alaska was the "most strategic place in the world." This study investigates Mitchell's claim by examining three periods: 1913-1945, the Cold War era, and contemporary Alaska. By evaluating Alaska's strategic significance in relation to its geographic location, the role of airpower, and examining investments in military infrastructure, an assessment of Mitchell's claim is possible. The results of this study indicate that Alaska continues to be vital to US interests. However, investing in Alaska historically required fierce advocates that had to convince policymakers of the state's strategic importance. This paper shows that an investment in security and funding exploration and exploitation of Alaska's natural resources provide the US considerable returns. Parallels to establishing air infrastructure in Alaska early in the 20th century can be made to the situation today. The Alaskan Arctic environment is changing and building new infrastructure will be a costly process. Additionally, climate change has created geopolitical concerns among the Arctic nations. Alaska is the US link to Arctic natural resources and this state provides critical air and missile defense for the nation. The rise of Russian Arctic power and China's interest in the Arctic are noteworthy. The region will continue to be of great strategic interest."--Abstract.

North To Alaska South To Mexico

Author : Rita Arnold
ISBN : 1780032315
Genre : Motor homes
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This is the heart-warming account of a middle-aged British couple who took to the road for to fulfil their dream of an extensive 45,000 mile journey through Alaska, Canada, the United States and Mexico in their beloved RV.

Cruise Of The Revenue Steamer Corwin In Alaska And The N W Arctic Ocean In 1881

Author : United States. Revenue-Cutter Service
ISBN : UCLA:L0075385179
Genre : Alaska
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North To Alaska

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ISBN : OCLC:1182785197
Genre : Dredges
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Details the construction the dredge Nivakti, includes figures showing plans and specifications. Describes the delivery process and route from the manufacturer in LaPlace, Louisiana to the village of Nuiqsut, Alaska.

North To Alaska And Back

Author : Barry Blackstone
ISBN : 9781532647864
Genre : Religion
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Are you ready for an Alaska adventure? Travel with a pastor through central Alaska on a two-week tour of our fiftieth state. A lifelong dream to visit the land of the midnight sun, this preacher will share his spiritual insights and Biblical observations of the last frontier. Journeying with this Maine minister will be his wife of forty-five years and their first born son, who had spent his final two years of active military service stationed in Alaska with the United States Army. Experience the North Pole and fishing for grayling and rainbow trout near Fairbanks; taste for the first time Alaskan king crab; travel south with this trio to Denali National Park and witness the animal world at its finest; view Mt. McKinley from thirty-six miles; explore the Kenai Peninsula and catch the biggest rainbow trout of your life; visit old missionary friends at their airfield ranch in Chickaloon; take a plane ride over one of the greatest glaciers in the world; four-wheel through virgin forest to a glacier river; feel the spray of ice-cold waterfalls while passing through a mountain pass; share the thrill with your son of hundreds of migrating salmon bumping against your legs in a tidal stream, and pan for gold and find some nearby ancient gold dredge. Travel with the Blackstones as they experience the best of what Alaska can offer tourists as well as the explorers, and on the way learn a few spiritual lessons that might just change your life.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation Or North To Alaska An Inside Passage Cruise

Author : Jim Oooooo
ISBN : 9780557555024
Genre : Humor
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Planning an Alaska Inside Passage Cruise? Like a magnificent symphony, let this account amuse you and inform you. Grand themes occur with repetition and variation - incredibly beautiful scenery, great fun on board the ship, and culturally broadening excursions at every port. Snow-capped peaks on both sides of the Inside Passage, Native Peoples, totem poles, eagles, salmon, whales, and bears. Alaska, so different and so grand! What do you want to find and do on your Alaska Inside Passage Cruise?

Alaska And Missions On The North Pacific Coast

Author : Sheldon Jackson
ISBN : OXFORD:N10592205
Genre : Alaska
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Description of the natural history of Alaska, the society and customs of the native Alaskans, missionaries and their efforts for education.

General Information Regarding The Territory Of Alaska

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ISBN : UOM:39015084764789
Genre : Alaska
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The Wonders Of Alaska

Author : Alexander Badlam
ISBN : PRNC:32101072330952
Genre : Alaska
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"Another Briton & Rey printing job with some of the plates showing a high degree of skill. The images are an interesting mixture of the half-tone and the collotype. The pictorial cover drawn from photographs is very good. According to a review in the Photographic Times the collotypes in the first edition were by the American Bank Note Company."--Hanson Collection catalog, pp. 110-111.

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