Zach Fowler

Zach Fowler - Boatbuilder and winner of the History Channel's show, Alone Click to enlarge

Zach Fowler – Boatbuilder and winner of the History Channel’s reality show Alone
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June 6, 2017
Zachary Fowler, a boatbuilder from Appleton, survived 87 days in the Patagonia region of South America to earn $500,000 on the TV show “Alone” on the History Channel. Fowler grew up in Vermont and came to Maine to pursue an interest in boatbuilding. He learned the craft at shipyards on the midcoast, and put down roots when he was 21, purchasing a 2½-acre parcel of wooded land in Appleton.

Fowler, his wife, Jami, and their two daughters live off the grid in a yurt that he built, and practice a sustainable lifestyle.

He’ll join MaineVoice Live on June 6 to talk about his adventure. Fowler and other contestants on the show were scattered in the rugged Patagonian terrain miles from one another. They never saw each other during the competition, and were tasked with videotaping themselves. There were no camera crews. The only human contact came from medical personnel, who checked in for signs of starvation.

Fowler survived on dandelion roots and large grubs, and caught enough fish to eat it 53 of the 87 days he was there. He also ate two birds.

He’ll join us for a conversation about his experience on the show, his life in Maine and his plans for the future.

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  • The stage is set for Maine Voices Live with Zach Fowler.
  • Zach Fowler, winner of the History Channel's Alone, arrives at Maine Voices Live.
  • Attendees arrive to Maine Voices Live with Zach Fowler.
  • The audience at Maine Voices Live.
  • Lisa DeSisto welcomes the audience.
  • Zach Fowler takes teh stage.
  • A packed house at One Longfellow Square.
  • Zach Fowler discusses his time on the History Channel show, Alone with the Press Herald's Jim Patrick.
  • Zach Fowler at Maine Voices Live.
  • Zach Fowler answers questions from the audience at Maine Voices Live.
  • The evening's host, Jim Patrick.
  • Zach Fowler at Maine Voices Live.
  • Zach Fowler interacts with audience members at Maine Voices Live.
  • Zach Fowler interacts with audience members at Maine Voices Live.
  • Zach Fowler interacts with audience members at Maine Voices Live.
  • Zach Fowler interacts with audience members at Maine Voices Live.