Saturday, May 29, 2010

Erics adventure to Alaska

Here is a beautiful sunrise!

Here is one of our boats leaving to go fishing.

oops flop picture!

If you ever get the chance to read this book...
Its the wonderful story of Eric who was from Sweden
and at the age of 16 with a steerage ticket given from his aunt
started his adventure to America in 1902.
this is a picture of Eric Fribrock with his son Joe
posed in front of there new boat!

Here is a picture of the cannery and it has not changed!
back in the day it was major port in Alaska.

old stickers

look at the size of this Salmon

when I was 8 months pregnant with Cory ,
Phil had to go across with my Dad to our remote lodge
and they ran into rough water and they were going to
try and follow the coast another 15 miles
and someone from the cannery came out by boat
and said you will spend the night.
what an incredible act of kindness, they said it was like stepping
back in time in the general store
all the old display racks full of merchandise just as it was.
from the 20's to 40's!
in the morning they had left for fishing.
but a fresh thermos of coffee
was outside there door with a note!
I love this picture how great in a dress shoveling!
It's an amazing story.
today the cannery is a Lodge,
I believe it is still in the family!


  1. I love that area! What amazing pictures and . . . can you imagine 16 years old? Jeremy's age!!! Thanks for sharing the pics and the story!

  2. Thanks for the review of the book, I still can't imagine these early people who settled that beautiful place - Alaska. Your colored pictures are gorgeous, what a pretty place. Diane