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Book Signing & Reading with Children’s Author Bumppo

Join us in the Chandlery for a book signing and reading with children’s author Bumppo, author of “Everlasting and the Great Ocean: Adventures of an Alaskan Déné Girl.”

Enjoy 20% off store-wide during the event!

About Bumppo:

Bumppo succumbed to the call of the North and to Alaska. After trapping in the Alaskan Interior near Fairbanks, Lured by the ocean, he moved to a protected cove across Kachemak Bay, moved into a log cabin, delivered his daughter in the log cabin, and restored a 1929 Bristol Bay sailboat into a commercial fishing boat. Bumppo and his wife raised their son and daughter by fishing for halibut, shrimp and crab, and growing, hunting and gathering 75% of their food. Eventually they moved their family to the fast-growing town of Homer, where Bumppo continued to fish and do carpentry. He acquired a coast guard captain’s license and ran halibut charter and freight hauling boats. At the ripe old age of 50, Bumppo returned to college to get his teaching degree; he taught grades kindergarten through tenth in remote Native villages. Bumppo now lives with his life partner Lindianne, a writer and musician, on a self-reliant homestead in South Central Alaska.

Date

Dec 13 2019

Time

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Wooden Boat Chandlery
431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Category

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