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Riassunto: For most of the 20th century, life in British Columbia's remote coastal towns was rough, raw and often dangerous, but it was still the golden age of the West Coast fishery. If you were smart, tough and lucky enough to find a big run, roll with the weather and stay afloat, there was good money to be made on the boats--money enough to raise a family, buy a house, maybe put down a deposit on a bigger boat.
There was also steady, if lower-paid, work ashore in the cannery towns such as Alert Bay, Namu and Ceepeecee that sprouted like mushrooms along the coast. Whites, Chinese, Japanese and Natives worked hard, played rough and shaped a unique West Coast culture.
In the 21st century, however, that way of life is on the wane. The advent of refrigerated packers put small-town canneries out of business. Then salmon stocks began to drop, and Ottawa started buying back fish boats to shrink the fleet.
High Boats is a celebration of--and an elegy for--that golden age. Through careful research, a priceless personal trove of photographs and sharp, earthy prose, Pat Wastell Norris wraps the history of coastal settlements around the lives of two veteran fishermen taking their boat for one last trip. When speaking through these characters, or guiding the reader around her childhood haunts in Alert Bay, Norris paints word pictures so vivid you can almost feel the gillnetters roll and smell the bull kelp.
L'autore: Pat Wastell Norris was carried aboard her father's tugboat before she could walk, and has been addicted to salt air ever since. The author of Time and Tide: A History of Telegraph Cove, (Raincoast Chronicles 16) the bestselling High Seas, High Risk: The Story of the Sudburys and High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered, Norris now lives in Vancouver BC.
Titolo: High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered
Casa editrice: Harbour
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Harbour. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Codice libro della libreria G1550172891I3N00
Descrizione libro Harbour. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2632491318
Descrizione libro Harbour. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2642927987
Descrizione libro Harbour. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2726017003
Descrizione libro Harbour. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2729696770
Descrizione libro Harbour, 2003. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Canadian. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP94017170
Descrizione libro Harbour, 2003. Condizione libro: Good. First Canadian. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94448674
Descrizione libro Harbour, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1550172891
Descrizione libro Harbour Pub Co, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & very nice copy, hint of edgewear. Jacket is bright & clean, light rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. Codice libro della libreria 793148n
Descrizione libro Harbour Publishing, 2003. HARDCOVER Oceanography-Fisheries . USED, Standard. Codice libro della libreria 17978155017289800