Title: No One Is a Stranger : The Wit and Wisdom of Captain Peter Troake ... Former Captain of the Christmas Seal and the Pied Piper of Newfoundland. rev. ed.
Publisher:  Downhome Publishing, St. John's, NL, 1999, ISBN:1895109086
Seller ID: 86500
(TROAKE, Peter). No One Is a Stranger : The Wit and Wisdom of Captain PeterTroake ... Former Captain of the Christmas Seal and the Pied Piper of Newf oundland. St. John's, Newfoundland : Downhome Publishing, 1999. Revised Edition. Pp (4),1-64. With 36 b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. Map. Index. Large 8vo, photo-illustrated grey card covers, with unlettered spine. “Skipper, this is my last daughter. Every one of them is in the ground out of nine. The man was on board the MV Christmas Seal speaking to the floating hospital boat's famous captain, Peter Troake. Tuberculosis was a major cause of death back in the 40s and 50s, and Peter Troake was made captain of the Christmas Seal in 1950, a post he would hold until 1970 when thedisease was finally conquered. This book tells of the exploits of Captain Peter Troake, in his own words, on the Christmas Seal, his many adventures to the ice at the great seal hunt, to the Labrador chasing codfish, as wel as his time as foreman with the Forestry Unit during the war.” - from the back cover. Very good. 15.00