DICKSON, Frances Jewel. MITCHELL, Matthew
Title: Skipper : The Sea Yarns of Captain Matthew Mitchell.
Publisher:  Pottersfield Press, Lawrencetown Beach, N.S., 2009, ISBN:9781897426104
Seller ID: 95054
DICKSON, Frances Jewel. Skipper : The Sea Yarns of Captain Matthew Mitchell. Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia : Pottersfield Press, (2009). First Edition. Pp (8),9-127,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue card covers,white lettering. "Skipper Matthew Mitchell was born om the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland in 1917. Now a lively 92-year-old, he looks back on his li felong relationship with the sea, from wooden dories to steel trawlers, to shore captain at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The author has gathered his many stories into this exuberant volume. Captain Mitchell's keen memory spares no details of his exceptional life and his recollections vibrate with his colourful native Newfoundland vernacular. We follow him from a boy of 12 watching his native village of Port au Bras devastated by the earthquake and tidal waves of 1929 to learning the secrets of salt fishing and preserving from his father and uncles. Later he is recruited on numerous schooners beginning at the age of 14, eventually taking command of fishing trawlers based in historic Lunenburg." - from rear.Contents : 1. Offspring of Coastal Newfoundland. 2. Leaving Home To Go To Sea. 3. Putting Down Roots in Lunenburg. 4. Fishing While the War Goes On. 5. Preparing to Take Command. 6. Shore Captain at the Fisheries Museum. Epilogue. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 12.50