Crossings: On the Ferries of Puget Sound

Crossings: On the Ferries of Puget Sound

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by Michael Diehl
     
 

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Crossings portrays the vibrant experience of traveling on the ferries of Puget Sound. The book weaves together factual information, images, and insights gathered during more than two years, presented in 304 pages with more than 375 original photographs.

Seattle's ferries handle about 24 million passenger trips each year - the ferry system provides bothSee more details below

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Crossings portrays the vibrant experience of traveling on the ferries of Puget Sound. The book weaves together factual information, images, and insights gathered during more than two years, presented in 304 pages with more than 375 original photographs.

Seattle's ferries handle about 24 million passenger trips each year - the ferry system provides both a commuter transit service and an adventurous outing. A voyage across the Sound can offer spectacular views of the Seattle skyline to the east, wooded shorelines to the west, and an ever-changing interplay of light and color created by the skies and water. Around the Sound tower the Olympics Range, the rugged Cascades, and Mount Rainier.

Crossings enhances the experience of a transit across the Sound both for area residents who ride the ferries frequently and for visitors who wish to remember their own voyage.

Editorial Reviews

kitsap-literary-scene.com
a unique combination ... breathtaking photos of views of the Sound, ferries, mountains and waterfront taken from the ferries, and a description of the boats and their operation, facts about the Sound, weather patterns, and reflections on the commute. ... a photography, keepsake, and reference book of great appeal to locals and visitors alike.
Port Orchard Independent
... informatively poetic narration ... A signature Seattle experience for visitors and a lifeline for everyday commuters, the Washington State Ferries system is one of the largest in the world. And while the boats are made of steel, the system, as a whole, is somewhat of a living, breathing organism. That organism is ... documented and reflected upon through stunning photography ... ... it's more than simply a collection of pretty pictures, it's a comprehensive, full-color story ... It examines ferries as icons and images, as a way of life and as this amazing, visceral experience ... readily available to anyone ...
The Bainbridge Island Review
... stories, history, and musings along with striking color images ....The effect is dynamic -- no static, merely pretty pictures -- ... holistic and cohesive, ... a story whose whole is larger than its parts.
The Seattle Times
A handsome photo-essay on ferry travel around the Sound. ... a good eye for both the bright and brooding light of our maritime environs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981881515
Publisher:
Island Earth Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
304
Age Range:
6 Years

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