Tongass National Forest, National Geographic Magazine: Float House Near Prince Of Wales Island

Swede Ecklund stands on the dock on front of his float house built in a secluded cove off the coast of Prince of Wales Island. Characteristic of southeast Alaska, the houses are tied up with ropes in a bay and are surrounded by water but can be moved to different locations.

Ecklund was a logger before he was injured and began cooking daily meals for logging camps until an economic downturn. He and his wife live on Piggy Cove with their foster sons and dog named Meatball.

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