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Lost at Sea Vol. 1: Newfoundland Shipwrecks
This Book is out of Print.
Published by Creative Book Publishers in 1991
A collection of tales of human endurance and tragedy have been gathered from archival research, as well as from
first hand accounts from some of the remaining schoonermen in the Grand Bank area.
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.