The Bight Before Christmas


Written by Will Swagel, Illustrated by Colin Herforth

The small boat fishermen and women of Southeast Alaska have a unique culture and language, captured in a delightfully fun manner in The Bight Before Christmas.

The rhythms and plot are the same as the classic Christmas original, but that is where similarities cease.

On Christmas Eve in a quiet cove off the Gulf of Alaska, while the crew nestles in their berths, the skipper of the F/V Navidad is roused from his bunk by a commotion in the water outside, as a familiar Yuletide visitor arrives in an overflowing skiff powered by a killer whale, salmon, herring and gumboot.

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