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Catalog Number 2012.008.001-.002
Object Name Book
Scope & Content .001 - Hardback book by Betty Lowman Carey, Edited by Neil G. Carey, "North to Alaska by Oar, BIJABOJI". Has cover jacket (2012.008.002). Back of jacket reads: "I sat unsteadily, spluttering as the churing tide rip washed over my sou-wester and up the sleeves of my oilskin jacket. Stunned, I tried to row with oars now floating free of their oarlocks. In desperation I braced my knees against BIJABOJI's sides and paddled with heavy arms until a heaving high-rolling wave flung me clear of the dugout. Both oars washed away into the darkness."

"BIJABOJI is Betty's spirited account of her solo two-month journey by canoe to Alaska and through some of the most treacherous waters of the Inside Passage, at a time when much of the ara was wild and inaccessible. She travels with minimal supplies, almost no money, and often without charts, and she excults in being alone with the wild coastline, up close and at her own pace."

Betty was 22 years old in June 1937 when she climbed into her beloved red dugout canoe, BIJABOJI, and set out on a journey from Anacortes to Alaska.

BIJABOJI was named from combining the first 2 letters of the names of her brothers: BIll, JAck, BOb, and JImmy
Title North to Alaska by Oar: BIJABOJI
Caption North to Alaska by Oar: BIJABOJI by Betty Lowman Carey
Date 2004
People CAREY, Beatrice Annette "Betty" LOWMAN
LOWMAN, Beatrice Annette "Betty" [CAREY]
Search Terms BIJABOJI
book
Alaska
Anacortes
canoe
1937
North to Alaska by Oar: BIJABOJI
Subjects Event
People
Maritime - Boat