WILBUR, Richard WENTWORTH, Ernest.
Title: Silver Harvest : The Fundy Weirman's Story. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Goose Lane, Fredericton, 1986, ISBN:0864920865 1986
ISBN Number: 0864920865 / 9780864920867
Seller ID: 45503
WILBUR, Richard and Ernest WENTWORTH. Silver Harvest : The Fundy Weirman's Story. (Fredericton, NB): Goose Lane, (1986). Pp (3),4-95,(1). Double column. Oblong 8vo, grey cloth. An illustrated account of the fisheries of New Brunswick's Grand Manan Island, from traditional weirs to the trawlers of Connors Brothers. With photographs chronicling the development of the island's boats, including sardine carriers. "Wentworth - with many of his colleagues in both New Brunswick and Maine - recalls the old family stories and memories of a lifetime on the Bay, the building of weirs and boats, the hardships shared with friends. They speak too of the sardine canneries and of relative prosperity, of the purse-seine fleet and the uncertain future of herring fishery. Historian and journalist Richard Wilbur combines the conversations of the fishermen with photographs and illustrations, setting the wholein its historical perspective; the local characters come alive, painted wi th a gentle humour and affection. This is Silver Harvest: a social history,an adventure story, perhaps even something of an explanation. It gets into your blood, this fishing.." - from the dust-jacket. Chapters : 1. The Quar ry and the Trap: Sardines and Weirs; 2. The Connors Brothers and Other Pioneers; 3. Boat Building in Charlotte County - and a Bit of Family History; 4. The Boatmen; 5. The 1930s and the Start of the Modern Era; 6. The Roller-Coaster Years - 1940-1960s; 7. The Beginning of the End?. With appendix. Vgin dj. 35.00