Thursday, October 21, 2021

Alaska Fish and Fire is a journey of a true Alaskan, who arrived in territorial Alaska by boat from Seattle as a young child. Author, Mike Chihuly, has lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ninilchik, and bush Alaska and traveled all over the state as he fished, hunted, trapped, was educated, worked as a fisheries biologist, guided fishermen on Cook Inlet, and ran a fire department. His life, with his Russian/Aleut wife, Shirley, who was born on Afognak Island and survived the 1964 Good Friday earthquake, has centered around Alaska's waters. From the streams and rivers giving life to salmon, to the fire quenching waters of a life-saving fire hose, water has been an integral part of the Mike's life. Share this exciting journey through the eyes of someone who has had their boots on the ground and in the water in Alaska for more than 60 years.