Many people on Canada’s east coast, the maritime regions, have experienced the temperament of the North Atlantic Ocean: beautiful, moody, mysterious. The cold Atlantic has a capacity, with its tremendous force and power, to take human life seemingly at will; however, it has also spared lives and allowed miraculous escapes.
Since the phenomenon of the 1997 hit movie Titanic, more people than ever have been captivated with Titanic trivia and still thirst, seemingly at an ever-increasing rate, for facts about the great ship operated by the renowned White Star Line. Cape Race: Stories from the Coast that Sank the Titanic presents 48 stories of tragedy and heroic rescue from the sea.
About the Author
Robert Parsons is one of Atlantic Canada's most popular writers, specializing in stories of ships and sailors. He was born on the edge of the ocean, the son of a sea cook, and sailed as a boy of eleven on a summer vacation to the then prolific Grand Banks off Newfoundland. Now, in his "laid back" days as a retired educator, Robert continues to research and write.
He has had over two hundred articles and stories published in various local and national magazines, including Newfoundland Lifestyle, Downhome Magazine, Newfoundland Quarterly, Decks Awash, Rounder, The Telegram, and the Southern Gazette, and national publications Legion Magazine and Reader's Digest. Robert's twenty or so books of marine misadventure have been widely read throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and on the Canadian mainland