Time and Tide

Time and Tide

Subtitle : Adventures on Alaska's Copper River Delta
Author : Richard Shellhorn
ISBN No. : 9781594334894


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Book : Time and Tide

ISBN Number : 9781594334894
Book Name : Time and Tide (Adventures on Alaska's Copper River Delta)
Book Pages : 400
Book Size : 6 x 9
Book Weight : 1.4

Time and Tide Adventures on Alaska’s Copper River Delta is a story about a duck cabin on Alaska’s Copper River Delta?and much more! In 1959 the Shellhorns built their place on Pete Dahl Slough, one of many intertidal waterways that braid the 50 mile marshland formed by the Copper. This wetland is a natural breeding habitat for waterfowl, and also a stopping place for migratory birds.

While early explorers and prospectors traversed the region, it was salmon that first drew pioneers to the outer edges of the Delta, where fishermen built camps to operate set net sites. Soon the famous Copper River and Northwestern Railroad would follow. Here is a chronicle of the early days of the Delta, beginning with Lt. Henry Allen’s amazing expedition up the Copper in 1885, as well as a history of fisheries, war, roads, fires, storms, earthquakes, floods, and duck hunting. Plus change of habitat, with moose, bear, and other predators moving out on the Delta as brush and trees exploded following land uplift, and the sloughs gradually silted in. Meet characters such as Long Shorty, Curly Hoover, Kernel Korn, Eyeball Leer, and the Mayor of Pete Dahl, Don Shellhorn. Learn about duck shacks such as the Pair-A-Dice Inn, Boxcar, and Korn Hole, and the rich history hidden in their walls. Delight in the foibles of boating and hunting in the wild weather and water of the Flats. Revel in the Ode to Family and small town Alaska found in countless quotes from the Shellhorn Duck Cabin Logs, 54 years of unique recorded history, written by 458 different visitors. Full of laughter, joy, and tragedy; replete with lessons and truths; ribald and poignant; Time and Tide is the story of an Era of Adventure on the Copper River Delta.

Author : Richard Shellhorn

Dick Shellhorn was born and raised in Cordova, Alaska, and has lived there his entire life. He has had numerous photos appear in Alaska Magazine and Alaska Geographic. Shellhorn has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for more than forty years, while specializing in features about the history and characters of this small Alaska town in recent years. He was named Cordova Citizen of the Year in 2012.

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Weight 1.4 lbs


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