2nd edition 2008
THE UNFORGETTABLE SEA OF CORTEZ
BAJA CALIFORNIA'S GOLDEN AGE 1947-1977 THE LIFE AND WRITING OF RAY CANNON
by Gene Kira
When Ray Cannon first visited the Mexican peninsula in 1947, it was largely uninhabited, with only a single, 70-mile paved highway in its entire 800-mile length. By the time he died in 1977, "Baja" had cities, international airports, harbors, a Transpeninsular Highway running from end to end, and a glittering galaxy of luxury fishing resorts on the Sea of Cortez. Ray's 30-year career spanned the "Golden Age" for Baja California--a time of miracles and progress. Here is the magical and colorful story of Ray Cannon, the pied piper of Baja California Golden Age. Here are his greatest and wildest fish stories. And here is the story of the land he loved, its people, its natural beauty, and its happiest time. 362 pages, printed end papers, dust jacket, table of contents, index, chronology, factory wrapped in plastic.