As the Sailor Loves the Sea

“Alaska is as impersonal, as inhospitable to man as is the sea, and it has a kindred immensity. It is as untouched, untouchable, untamed. It is in the union of these two alien, yet like, elements where the sea beats eternally against this far-flung land’s end that I have come to know and to love both the land and her people. Together with her people do I share an exact knowledge of the nature of that love. In the last analysis, those who love Alaska love it as the sailor loves the sea.”

Ballard Hadman, As the Sailor Loves the Sea