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Lone Voyager: The Extraordinary Adventures Of Howard Blackburn Hero Fisherman Of Gloucester Paperback – July 7, 2000
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Mark Kurlansky author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World The only name I can think of that is more Gloucester than Howard Blackburn is Joe Garland. This is the great New England fishing legend definitively told.
Henry Beetle Hough The New York Times Book Review One of the most remarkable feats of survival in the history of seafaring....It is one for all whose interest runs to the never-ending conflict between man and the sea.
Richard Adams Carey author of Against the Tide: The Fate of the New England Fisherman Howard Blackburn is legendary even today among North Atlantic fishermen, and Joe Garland's lyrical book reveals the even more astonishing man behind the legend. A terrific read: brisk, poetic, and full of the sea.
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Because I wrote a book based in the seafaring history of Lake Erie I was particularly gratified to read that Blackburn wrote that of all the waters he ever crossed he considered Lake Erie to have been the worst --- even worse than the Grand Banks in the Atlantic.
Author Joe Garland is well known both as a historian and a sailor and both those skills are well used in the telling of this tale. This is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary man told by an extraordinary writer. What more does a reader want?
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My son in law owns property in Gloucester MA. land of "They that go down to the sea in ships" He loved this true book.Published 14 months ago by Judy S.
Mr Blackburn from Gloucester, my home town. I was thrilled with the writing and will now read everything by Joe Garland...wonderful.Published 20 months ago by Ann H. McRae
it was a paperback, it is smaller in size and print is harder for me to readPublished 22 months ago by Thomas F. Brannon
Arrived in near new condition. Supernaturally low priced. Great deal.Published on July 17, 2014 by john callahan
Joe Garland gives his usual wonderfully descriptive account of the harrowing experience of Blackburn's row to save his life What an amaazing story.Published on December 23, 2012 by Soul Searching