The Sea's Bitter Harvest: Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic

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Basic Books, 2003 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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In the course of thirteen days in January 1999, four commercial clam boats sank in horrifying succession while working the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, taking the lives of ten men. Husbands, fathers, loners, and drug users, each man was lured to the nation s most dangerous trade by the lucrative wages offered to those who dared to reap the harvest of the ocean. In this compelling maritime tale of risk and danger, acclaimed journalist Douglas Campbell compassionately portrays the destinies of the men who lost their lives to the Atlantic and the lure of profits from clamming. From the tough and sometimes troubled young men on deck to their families on shore, and the courageous people who tried to rescue them, this narrative memorializes a way of life, and exposes the hazards of this dangerous trade."
 

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DEAR WHOM EVER THIS BOOK HAS MANY UNTRUE STORIES ABOUT GRADY GENE COLTRAIN. WHO DID YOU GET UR INFO FROM. HE DID NOT STAY AWAY FROM VIRGINIA WE LIVED THERE AFTER HE LEFT NJ. WE LIVED TOGATHER IN VA FOR 2YEARS,THAN WE MOVED TO NEW BEDFORD MA.FOR 3 YEARS. TILL HIS EX IN NEW JERSEY HAD HIM ARRESTED IN NEW BEDFORD AND WAS EXTRDTTID TO NJ. WE GETTING MARRIED SHE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT AND CALLED THE LAW. HE DID NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH JENNIE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL HE HAD THE PROBLEM WITH HER AND HOW SHE TRICKED HIM INTO HAVING THE KIDS AND HOW SHE BLACKED MAILED HIM INTO STAYING WITH HER. IF YOU ARE GOING TO PUT SOMETHING IN PRINT BY GOD.GET THE REAL STORY, 

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This is story of multiple shipwrecks/sinkings that occurred in less than 2 weeks off New England. Any fan of "Deadliest Catch" will enjoy this compelling nautical narrative. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
TWO A Promise of Prosperity
16
THREE The Routing Factory
28
FOUR Loyaltys Price
38
SIX The Touch and the Terror
60
SEVEN Intoxicating Sea
72
EIGHT Your Money or Your Lifestyle
83
NINE Making Your Trip Heading for Trouble
90
TWELVE Salvation in the Air
113
NINETEEN Love and Death
176
TWENTYTHREE Securing the Future
220
TWENTYFOUR Georges A merican Dream
228
TWENTYSEVEN Sleepwalking
250
EPILOGUE
268
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
281
Copyright

ELEVEN A Fishermans Mother Remembers
103

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About the author (2003)

Douglas A. Campbell spent three decades in daily journalism, twenty-five of those years as a staff writer at "The Philadelphia Inquirer", where two of his stories were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Campbell has sailed his own boats since 1979 and has twice competed in the biannual Bermuda One-Two race.

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