Fire on Board: The Adventures of a Young Commercial Fisherman

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AuthorHouse, Dec 14, 2009 - Fiction - 184 pages
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A captivating and heartwarming book based on true stories and real-life events that happened during the author's early fishing career, when he was just fifteen. He had hired on as mate on board a small, wooden boat, which used a gasoline engine as its power-supply; his first job as a commercial fisherman. During just his second trip, the boat caught on fire in the middle of the night and had to be abandoned. There were no other boats around, and there was no lifeboat, fire fighting equipment, or lifebelts on board...

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About the author (2009)

Walter Theriault currently lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He was born in, and grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his formal education during the latter part of the 1940s and early 50s in the public school system of Nova Scotia. He likes to boast that he grew up aboard boats, and as far as he is concerned, that is where he received his real education. He pursued a fishing career in Nova Scotia and spent nearly fifty years on the sea. The events that this book is based on happened during his teen-age years. They had an impact on him that led him into a life-long, and still on-going, quest for understanding. Since his retirement from the sea, that quest has led him to travel extensively around North America. He and his wife Dora, along with Jessie, their dog, travel in what he calls their home away from home, their thirty-six foot recreational vehicle. He says that the farther he gets from the sea during his extensive travels the more it pulls on him, so he has decided to revisit it by the only means available to him now; the written word.

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