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.