Docks are the heart of Alaska bush life. Learn about remote Alaska docks and read excerpts from Melissa Cook’s book “The Call of the Last Frontier.”
Articles by Melissa Cook
A typical fall day in Thorne Bay includes the Alaska floatplanes, rain, fog, & glassy bay water. Listen to Melissa Cook talk about Alaska.
The Alaska Aleutian wind is unforgettable and frightening. “The Call of the Last Frontier” began with a scene from this beach.
The hidden gems of SE Alaska are the trees draped in lichen or Old Man’s Beard. Learn more about Alaska on Alaska Bush Life.
The fog, boats, dock, and the details in the photo of Thorne Bay bring back memories of living there for two decades.
Alaska—snow, and ice, right? Well, not really. Where I lived in Thorne Bay, we received 129 inches of rain annually (close to 11 feet) and…
Melissa Cook discusses flying in Alaska, travel options in southeast Alaska, and the impact of Island Air Express on Prince of Wales Island travel.
Discover how Alaska teachers find housing, what type is available, and issues surrounding district-provided housing units.
Salt Chuck Mine “Joker” or Salt Chuck Mine, Prince of Wales Island (2013) – Hunters Si Goodro and Walter Thomas stumbled upon the valuable metals…
Unforgettable Alaska housing is scattered throughout southeast Alaska as residents live in various manageable yet unique settings.