If you have Lost at Sea, Vol. One and Lost at Sea, Vol. Two, you
already have this book. Since 1991 and 1992 respectively, these
books have each been reprinted several times, and their popularity is undiminished. Now, some ten years after their first
printing, it has been decided to re-issue these books as one
compiled volume. Lost at Sea: A Compilation contains all the text
and photographs of the two original volumes plus minor corrections and updates of information that was not available at the
time of the initial printing. If this is your first exposure to Lost at
Sea, we're sure you will enjoy these stories of tragedy, human
endurance and the dangers faced by the schoonermen and
others who depended on the waters off Newfoundland's South
Coast for their livelihood.
About the Author
Robert Parsons is the author of eight books and a large number of
newspaper and magazine articles, relating to the dangers faced by
those who make their living from the sea. Several years ago, when
Parsons rediscovered his interest in the history and heritage of the
banks fishery, there were only a few still alive who had first-hand
experience in dory fishing from schooners on the Grand Banks of
Newfoundland. Their number is now further diminished. However
Parsons has continued his research, through oral history supported by archival materials, and his books enjoy a wide readership.
Since retiring from the teaching profession, Robert Parsons
has devoted much of his time to sharing Newfoundland's seafaring history through both the written and the spoken word.