Junk Dreams


"Junk Dreams" is a documentary-adventure that chronicles one magical journey of two ageless brothers in their 80’s.  Ernie and Charlie Borgman step aboard a 29-foot Chinese junk boat and set sail on a 1,620 mile journey from Port Hadlock, Washington to Valdez, Alaska.  The two and a half-month adventure takes them along the Canadian and Alaskan coast, through the Inside Passage and out into the icy waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

These modern day cowboys of the sea battle torrents of rain and raging waters, engine trouble and broken masts…and come face to face with the adventure, their true fountain of youth.  As they embark on this journey of the soul they explore issues of family, death and health.  Issues that in the later parts of their lives are immediate, haunting and inevitable.       

With a keen wit, a sparkle in their eye and an undying devotion to nature these ordinary men tell an extraordinary story of family, of passing along the passion for life to our children and of aging - but never growing old. 


The Story