by Rob Kesselring


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Merlyn Carter Bush Pilot is a rollicking read about an uncommon man in an uncommon place at an uncommon time. Before civilization came to Canada’s Northwest Territories, bush pilots rescued the injured, brought in prospectors, and hauled cargo. As a teen, Merlyn piloted a military surplus bomber overloaded with Great Slave Lake whitefish across that wilderness, sometimes in 50-below cold. He flew over trackless forest and tundra with a hand-drawn map. Over the decades, his planes crashed into trees, broke through lake ice, twice flipped and once exploded. Merlyn always walked away. While some called him lucky, many called Merlyn their best friend until a June day in 2005 when he lost a battle to the claws and jaws of a bear.

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ISBN-13: 9781634925716
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Rob Kesselring is a wilderness guide, outdoor writer, and pilot, who lived in the Canadian North for nine years. He was one of the many best friends of Merlyn Carter. This is his fourth book.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Bad Fuel

Chapter 2 - You Don’t Know Nuthin

Chapter 3 - Fishbox Flyer

Chapter 4 - The Plum of Meadow Lake

Chapter 5 - Commercial fishing

Chapter 6 - Sport Fishing? A Love Story

Chapter 7 - All You Need is a Hook

Chapter 8 - Pine Point a Company Town

Chapter 9 - Nonacho Fishing

Chapter 10 - Caribou Hauling

Chapter 11 - Ice

Chapter 12 - Egg Island

Chapter 13 - The End of an Era


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