Alaska’s Kids Don’t Float program has saved lives since 1996 by providing life jackets for kids to borrow near the water. Learn more on Alaska Bush Life.
Cooking a Thanksgiving meal in remote Alaska proves challenging with no grocery store. Learn more about life in bush Alaska on the blog, Alaska Bush Life.
Flying is required in most areas of Alaska, whether by jet or bush plane. Learn more about flying in Alaska.
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.”
A typical fall day in Thorne Bay includes the Alaska floatplanes, rain, fog, & glassy bay water. Listen to Melissa Cook talk about Alaska.
The fog, boats, dock, and the details in the photo of Thorne Bay bring back memories of living there for two decades.
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.
Southeast Alaska float houses dot the coastline. Learn how the float houses are constructed and function.
J.R. Gildersleeve School in Southeast Alaska Thorne Bay, Alaska 2006 – My office was on the former floating J.R. Gildersleeve School. This image is not…