Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas
This is a story of survival and an ode to the outdoors. Reminiscent of The Perfect Storm and Into the Wild, Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas, is not only an intimate look at life in Alaska's fishing industry, but also an insider's view into one of Alaska's small communities and the myriad of upstarts, dropouts, and rogues that color its landscape.
About Dave Atcheson (Sterling, Alaska Author)
Dave Atcheson is an avid sport fisher and hunter and is the author of National Geographic's Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond and the guidebook Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. He has written for a variety of periodicals, from Outdoor Life to Boys' Life, and is a frequent contributor to Alaska Magazine and past contributing editor for Fish Alaska Magazine. His latest book is Dead Reckoning, Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas, a memoir on his days as a commercial fisherman. Originally from upstate New York, Atcheson teaches fly fishing and has run the Kenai Fishing Academy at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College. He has also worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and for a variety of conservation organizations, protecting Alaska's vast and still intact fisheries. He has lived and traveled extensively throughout the 49th state, today making his home on the Kenai Peninsula, in Sterling, Alaska.