Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This new addition to Shatoosh's library is a fantastic read. Betty Lowman rowed her indian canoe from Guemes Island, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska in 1937. While published in 2004, it is difficult to find and has to be a special order. Her story is beautifully written and her journey very exciting. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it yesterday. This has got to be a classic Pacific Northwest read and should be in every boat library.
After graduating from University of Washington she rows her boat to Alaska where her father is fishing. The journey takes over 60 days and she endures all kinds of weather, seas and meets fascinating people who help her complete the journey. It ranks up on the list with the classic, A Curve in Time.
ISBN 1-55017-392-8 Harbour Publishing http://www.harbourpublishing.com/