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Lone Voyager The Extraordinary Adventures of Howard Blackburn Hero Fisherman of Gloucester

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ISBN-10: 0684872633

ISBN-13: 9780684872636

Edition: 2000

Authors: Joseph E. Garland

List price: $22.95
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Like countless Gloucester fishermen before and since, Howard Blackburn and Tom Welch were trawling for halibut on the Newfoundland banks in an open dory in 1883 when a sudden blizzard separated them from their mother ship. Alone on the empty North Atlantic, they battled towering waves and frozen spray to stay afloat. Welch soon succumbed to exposure, and Blackburn did the only thing he could: He rowed for shore. He rowed five days without food or water, with his hands frozen to the oars, to reach the coast of Newfoundland. Yet his tests had only begun. So begins Joe Garland's extraordinary account of the hero fisherman of Gloucester. Incredibly, though Blackburn lost his fingers to his icy…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 7/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Joseph Garland, a former newspaper reporter, has written extensively on social, maritime and medical history, including thirteen books about Gloucester and Boston's North Shore and some 350 columns in THE GLOUCESTER TIMES. A long time sailor, he and his wife Helen, live on the Eastern Point shore of Gloucester's outer harbour.