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Unalaska, Alaska
The novel by Wolf Larsen

Fiction book about commercial fishing in the Bering Sea of Alaska.

Unalaska, Alaska is packed with all the drama of boat sinkings and labor conflicts at sea. This book is a work of fiction closely based on the lives of the men and women who brave the dangers at sea.

Excerpts from the book Unalaska, Alaska have been published in literary magazines.

The first chapters of Unalaska, Alaska are about life on Alaskan fishing boats. The book describes the sexual promiscuity, injuries, and personality conflicts involving knives that are all a daily part of this hard life. This is dramatic fiction closely based on the harsh realities on the Bering Sea.

Later chapters of the fiction book Unalaska, Alaska take place on the Alaskan island of the same name. Unalaska is a wild place where guns and drugs are a way of life.

Unalaska, Alaska is about Wolf Larsen's life in America's northernmost state. He worked on four commercial fishing boats in the Bering Sea. Wolf also lived and worked on the island of Unalaska, Alaska during fishing seasons for over a decade.

The island of Unalaska, Alaska.  PHOTO COURTESY OF ALASKA DEPT. OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The island of Unalaska, Alaska
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an excerpt from the ficton book UNALASKA, ALASKA
by
Wolf Larsen

I passed out a leaflet entitled UNIONIZE BERING SEA STEVEDORING at the union hall one morning. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Less than a week later, the union set up its first picket line. I joined the picket line and held up a sign.

It was one of the worst picket lines I have ever seen.

We stood there with our signs and we watched the non-union company load up lots and lots of pallets of fish unto the cargo boat. We didn't interfere with their work at all. We didn't try and stop workers from crossing the picket line. We didn't try and stop the cargo from being loaded unto the ship. It was an "educational picket" the union leadership said.

"What's an educational picket?" Clinton asked.

"It means we don't do anything," Scotty responded.

Standing next to me was Chipmonk McWilson. Chipmonk's father had been president of a big union down south. Chipmonk had a child and another on the way. He looked like he was about to cry.

So we stood there for about an hour or two, and then the union business agent at that time, Mr. Jackoff, said "Let's all meet at the union hall." (Now that he was the business agent we called him Mr. Jackoff.) So we all went to the union hall expecting to hear something important.

Mr. Jackoff addressed us and said, "Today we had a beautiful moment together. It was so wonderful with all of us pulling together as one. We were a great force of solidarity. Any questions?"

I raised my hand. Mr. Jackoff called on me. "We need more than just blah blah blah about a beautiful moment together," I said. "We need to stop Bering Sea Stevedore in its tracks. That's the only way we'll make them union is to stop them. In order to stop them we need picket lines that mean DON'T CROSS!"

Mr. Jackoff replied, "We can't stop them, because there are laws against that. If we break the laws they'll impose fines on the union."

I raised my hand. Mr. Jackoff reluctantly called on me.

"Does that mean we're just going to stand there and do nothing?" I asked. "We need to make Bering Sea Stevedore union! As for fines the N.L.W.U. is powerful enough to bring the shipping companies to their knees, and make the courts back off on the fines issue."

Then one of the union officials said, "How many of you guys are registered to vote?! What we need to do is elect representatives to the city council that are more friendly to labor."

A born-again Christian pothead raised his hand and said, "What… uh… we need to do…. guys…. is… uh… register to vote guys. We need to elect representatives to the city council that will work for us… uh…"

I raised my hand, "What we need to do is set up picket lines that mean don't cross. We have to stop Bering Sea Stevedore cold in their tracks. We need to bring Bering Sea Stevedore to its knees, and then they'll sign union."

I attended more picket lines. But they just got more and more pathetic and sad. We stood there at the "educational" picket watching the non-union company loading lots and lots of pallets unto the cargo ship.

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Amazing fiction book!  A town in the Bering Sea.  PHOTO CREDIT TERRY REEVES

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Work, eat, and sleep when you can. PHOTO CREDIT: KAREN DUCEY

 

Fiction book! The Bering Sea is full of life.  PHOTO CREDIT: BILL HANEBERG PHOTOGRAPHY

 

An island in the Bering Sea. PHOTO CREDIT:  UNKNOWN

 

 

The island of Unalaska, Alaska. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALASKA DEPT. OF COMMUNTIY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

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