Last Run

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Now in paperback--the epic tale of the oldest registered fishing vessel in Alaska, which wrecked in the Gulf of Alaska in 1998 during the worst Arctic storm in years, and the heroic efforts of three teams of Coast Guard aviators to rescue the survivors. 16-page b&w photo insert.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060956233
SKU 30977939
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060956232
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
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Editors Note It was a desperate mission that made front-page headlines and captured the attention of millions of readers around the world. In January 1998, in the dead of an Alaskan winter, a cataclysmic Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds and towering seas forced five fishermen to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and left them adrift in thirty-eight-degree water with no lifeboat. Their would-be rescuers were 150 miles away at the Coast Guard station, with the nearby airport shut down by an avalanche.The Last Run is the epic tale of the wreck of the oldest registered fishing schooner in Alaska, a hellish Arctic tempest, and the three teams of aviators in helicopters who withstood 140-mph gusts and hovered alongside waves that were ten stories high. But what makes this more than a true-life page-turner is its portrait of untamed Alaska and the unflappable spirit of people who forge a different kind of life on America's last frontier, the "end of the roaders" who are drawn to, or flee to, Alaska to seek a final destiny.
Editors Note 1 Describes the harrowing 1998 rescue of five fishermen who were forced to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska during a hurricane-force Arctic storm and who were saved from seemingly insurmountable hazards by helicopter teams from the Sitka Coast Guard station. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 It was a desperate mission that made front-page headlines and captured the attention of millions of readers around the world. In January 1998, in the dead of an Alaskan winter, a cataclysmic Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds and towering seas forced five fishermen to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and left them adrift in thirty-eight-degree water with no lifeboat. Their would-be rescuers were 150 miles away at the Coast Guard station, with the nearby airport shut down by an avalanche. The Last Run is the epic tale of the wreck of the oldest registered fishing schooner in Alaska, a hellish Arctic tempest, and the three teams of aviators in helicopters who withstood 140-mph gusts and hovered alongside waves that were ten stories high. But what makes this more than a true-life page-turner is its portrait of untamed Alaska and the unflappable spirit of people who forge a different kind of life on America's last frontier, the "end of the roaders" who are drawn to, or flee to, Alaska to seek a final destiny.
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Number of Pages 0368
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers

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