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The trawlermen

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    Flanker Press, 2017
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


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    The fishermen who ply their trade on the Atlantic Ocean can tell thousands of tales of daring rescue and tragic loss of life. In The Trawlermen, Clarence Vautier explores the lives of some of Atlantic Canada’s best-known sea captains. He traces the history of these men and their stalwart vessels while highlighting their more heroic—and dangerous—exploits on the high seas.


    Charlie Prior of Pass Island, Newfoundland, who lost his life aboard the Senator Penny in 1961

    The HMCS Arleux, which was destroyed by a mysterious explosion outside Whitehead, Nova Scotia, in 1948

    Captain Archie Bond of Burnt Islands, Newfoundland, and his final voyage aboard the Straights Pride II in 1990

    Captain Anson Conrad of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and his brush with death on the Cape D’Or II in 1980

    Captain James Green of Newfoundland, who was awarded the Star of Courage Award for his role in rescuing the crew of the ill-fated Fame V in 1982

    The life and times of Captain Morris Nowe of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

    Captain Joseph Dominix of Belleoram, Newfoundland, and his escape from the doomed trawler Gulf Gull in 1972

    . . . and much more!

    Original Publisher: St. John's, Flanker Press
    Language(s): English