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Committed to the Deep - Robert Parsons Committed to the Deep
Robert Parsons

Price: CDN$16.95

ISBN 1894294092
Paperback 270 pp

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Have you ever said, or heard someone else say, "I wish I had taped grandfather's or grandmother's stories!" If there is one message the author would leave with readers, it is just that: Record and preserve the tales of our ancestors, the link between their past and our future. Committed to the Deep: Stories and Mernoirs has thirty-nine stories - thrilling tales of the sea for all of us . . . as told by our forbearers.

  • Tidal Wave:
    How a Man and his Schooner Survived
  • Lashed to the Masts off PEI
  • Burin's Mystery of the Deep
  • Wreck of the First Dragger on St. Pierre
  • Derelict Sails into Port, but What Happened to the Crew?
  • Reluctant Captain at Age Nineteen
  • A Near Riot Caused by Potatoes!
  • "Julia A. Anderson" Disappears
  • Handling Prohibition Liquor off New York
  • Sixteen Days Adrift
  • Ship Struck/Sunk by Lightning: Three Eye Witness Accounts

    Read, as they tell it, yarns and anecdotes about: collision at sea, disappearances, house wrecked by a boat, fire and explosion, driven across the ocean and into Scotland, lighthouses, St. Pierre, rescue in mid-ocean, a kedgie's work, a woman's heroics, the Greenland armed escort and much more.

    Again Robert Parsons has produced a volume of unique and often fascinating sea stories. His six previous books have been well-accepted by Newfoundlanders at home or away and by all

    About the Author
    Robert Parsons was born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, and grew up in that community just at the time the wooden boats were disappearing from the South Coast ports. He was told sea tales by his father, who spent a life-time sailing on the great banking schooners.

    Robert studied clerk accounting before attending Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's and, after holding a number of teaching positions in various parts of Newfoundland, eventually returned to teach in his home town of Grand Bank, where he and his wife are also kept busy raising their three children.

    Several years ago Parsons rediscovered his interest in the history and heritage of the bank fishery. Archival research and talks with schoonermen led to amazing tales of human endurance and tragedy; stories which if unrecorded, might be lost forever. As a result, Parson's personal journey as a writer had begun.


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