Francis Caldwell has published hundreds of magazine
articles and 10 books. Awards include the prestigious Enos Bradner Award,
the Northwest Outdoor Writers Associationís highest award for
outstanding journalism, Several 1st place awards for Excellence in Craft
from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Northwest Outdoor
After serving in the Navy during WW II he resolved to never go to sea
again, then spent forty years on boats in Alaska. Francis moved to Ketchikan
in 1950, when Alaska was still a Territory, and lived in Ketchikan and
Sitka a total of seventeen years.
Mr. Caldwell has traveled almost everywhere in the state, from Point
Barrow to the Alaska Peninsula. Now that he's "swallowed the anchor",
he hangs out in Port Angeles. That's about as close to Alaska as he
can get without actually being there.
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