Budget Travel on the Alaska Marine Highway: A Complete Guide to Vacationing Along the Inside Passage

Overview

Kevin Lee McIver provides a unique view of traveling to Alaska on the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Sailing the open seas and transporting people and goods has been an integral part of humankind's existence for over two thousand years. Today much of the world's goods are transported by ships that cross the oceans in days.

In remote places like Alaska where few roads exist, ships carry much of the freight to sustain life. From bringing ...

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Overview

Kevin Lee McIver provides a unique view of traveling to Alaska on the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Sailing the open seas and transporting people and goods has been an integral part of humankind's existence for over two thousand years. Today much of the world's goods are transported by ships that cross the oceans in days.

In remote places like Alaska where few roads exist, ships carry much of the freight to sustain life. From bringing independent travelers to experience the rugged outdoors to carrying food and dry goods, ships are the lifeblood of Alaska.

Alaskans also use the Alaska Marine Highway System instead of flying to remote villages because it is less weather dependent. Often when planes are grounded due to inclement weather, the ferry still operates.

It is the Alaska Marine Highway System that operates the bulk of the ships to meet the transport needs of the state. It is not a coincidence that it is called a Marine Highway System, for that is exactly what it is; a system of marine highways that connect the southern and southeastern Alaskan coastline with Canada and Washington State just as if a physical "road" network connects land points.

In this book, Kevin shares his experiences on the ferry system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494341626
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/24/2014
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 735,664
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Lee McIver is a devoted outdoorsman who enmeshes with nature: hunting, fishing, and living in the great outdoors are etched in his soul.

A retired Army Soldier, Kevin has blasted out of helicopters at 1,000 feet and slept in a snow cave in the Alps. He has lived in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia--and draws much of his creative ideas from time spent as a Soldier.

An Army Ranger, he lives his life around the tenants of the Ranger Creed and by the set of time-tested Army values handed down through a distinguished lineage of American Soldiers.

Books by Kevin Lee McIver - Groovy Outdoors Publishing (www.groovyoutdoors.us/publishing):

Reflections from an Outdoorsman: A Deer and Turkey Hunting Book (March 2013 release)

Death of an Empire - Collapse of the Treadwell Gold Mine: A Multimedia History Book is a collection of poetry, historical digital photographs, modern imagery, and digital videos depicting the once great gold mining empire in Juneau, Alaska. Available on Amazon (Kindle eBook edition).

Poems from My Heart: A Collection of Artwork and Poetry by poet and adventurer Kevin Lee McIver. Available on Amazon (Kindle eBook and print editions).

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