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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (April 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419654497
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419654497
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,901,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

When the series 'Coastal British Columbia Stories' began, I only envisioned one book, 'Up the Lake.' While researching material for this book, I followed a local resident around as he built float cabins and explored the remote backcountry. Pretty soon another book, then another, and still another followed, until (as of 2012) the series consisted of nine books, with more on the horizon. John, the fellow I chose to help me tell the story of Powell Lake, became a close friend and my guide to the Canadian wilderness. Of course, John also knows boats, and not just in my fresh water lake. Soon I was learning about exploring destinations on the 'chuck' that serves as Powell River's front door. Then came John's quest to find the perfect boat. And so grew 'Up the Strait.'

About the Author

From 1980 to 2005, Wayne Lutz held the position of Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles. He led the college’s Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the United States seven times. He has also served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft maintenance officer. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Buffalo and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California. The author is a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flying experience. In the past three decades, he has spent summers in Canada, exploring remote regions in his Piper Arrow, camping next to his airplane. Wayne resides in a floating cabin on Canada’s Powell Lake and in a city-folk condo in Bellingham, Washington. His writing genres include regional Canadian publications and science fiction.

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Born and raised in upstate New York, sunshine and the University of Southern California drew me west. My Air Force service was followed by 20 years as a C-130 aircraft maintenance officer with the California Air National Guard. From 1980-2005 I was Chairman of the Department of Aeronautics at Mt. San Antonio College and led the college's Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the US seven times. Meanwhile, I continued to accrue flying time as a FAA certified flight instructor, logging 7000 hours. I now reside in a floating cabin on Powell Lake in British Columbia and a city-folk condo in Bellingham, WA.

I am an outdoors kind of guy. You will find me most often at my floating cabin on Powell Lake boating, hiking, fishing, reading or writing. I use my quad to explore the back country. I enjoy touring inlets and bays along the BC coast in my 30-foot Bayliner, as well as flying to remote destinations in my Piper Arrow.

My book series entitled 'Coastal British Columbia Stories' highlights the people, places, and off-the-grid adventures in a region where mountains drop into the sea and lifestyles focus on self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. As for writing, non-fiction is my main contribution to the writing world, but science fiction is my passion.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Dwiggins on April 25, 2008
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This is a good book for those who dream of exploring that part of the world. Well written by folks who live and explore the Powell River area.
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By jaynie on September 21, 2012
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Having gone to this area years ago, fell in love with it all over again! Not only was I reading about it, I was there.
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