South to Alaska
Born in the heart of Oklahoma in 1916, ten-year-old Melvin dreams of living in Alaska. Nearly fifty year later he builds a boat in his backyard, launches it on the Arkansas River, and cruises it 10,000 miles to Alaska by way of the Panama Canal. Melvin has never been south of the United States border and has never been on a boat in the open ocean. A true story of courage and survival.