Alexander Watson

Alexander Watson

Alexander Watson is an entrepreneur, an adventurer, and author. He has salvaged his families from bankruptcy, renovated derelict rental properties into Class A apartments; and restored a vintage motor yacht to its factory-new shine. In 2008, he sold it all to pursue a chance at life on the river. 

Alexander's grandparents are responsible for his writing ability and his wanderlust. His grandfather who, as pioneering air-conditioning engineer, tamed the summer heat from the Sonora, across the Caribbean, to the Negev and beyond; he journaled obsessively. His Nan sent postcards and letters. But to get, Watson had to reciprocate. He still sends cards & letters whenever away from home.

Watson’s book, River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America tells of the extraordinary people found only on our nation’s rivers. 

Watson now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his partner and his dog, a black standard poodle named Kohl.

Sell sheet.    Click image.

Sell sheet. Click image.

Speaker One-Sheet. 08/01/19.  Click image.

Speaker One-Sheet. 08/01/19. Click image.


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East Walnut Hills residents, Dale Harris & Alexander Watson, are awarded official sponsorship of The Antique & Classic Boat Society's 2019 International Show for their book, River Queens.

The annual event--held  in Alexandria Bay, New York; September 16-22, 2019--celebrates the preservation of pedigreed vessels for their significance to our nation's maritime history and boat building tradition. 

Award of sponsorship to a book is unusual, but River Queens follows Harris & Watson on their epic journey across the heartland. Their vessel is a vintage 1955 Chris Craft motor yacht, forty-five feet long, named Betty Jane, currently at Washington Marine, Kellogg Avenue.

Inclusion by The Antique & Classic Boat Society identifies Cincinnati as the Ohio River's premier homeport, recognizing the Tri-State's unique ability to provide precise mastery in time-honored trades. 

River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America by Alexander Watson (Orange Frazer Press: Wilmington, Ohio. October 2018). Hard cover. 320 pages. $27.95 available at Joseph-Beth/Rookwood, Café DeSales/EWH, and
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