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A review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and your Dinner, by Lee van der Voo, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2017.

I am utterly amazed by this book. 578 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

Sail Boston 2017

It was probably not the best day for it—the city was hot, humid, and teeming with people—but yesterday we took the Salem Ferry into Boston to look at the tall ships in town for… 265 more words


Seventy-five years ago this week... a "miracle" changes the course of the war

This week is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, one of the most decisive naval battles in American history, and possibly in world history.   935 more words

Remembering John West: yachtsman, historian, boat encyclopaedia

On May 17, 2017, the Victoria community, the yachting community and his loving friends and family lost a great friend, John West.

He was a beloved husband to Bonnie, step-father to Sean and a friend to so very many, including Dorothy, a boat that will be forever in his debt. 275 more words

BC History

The Mutiny on the Bounty │Documentary Full Movie

Based (Loosely) on a True Story, this is a classic novel so fondly remembered they filmed it twice (In fact, there’s even a remake of the book). 29 more words


Poem by Terrence Huntington: Tale of the Bounty

Raging seas, moonlit ship’s wake, distant atolls, alluring sirens, starlit tropical sky, a mission to find and transplant breadfruit trees, and an intimidated crew; this and an officer unable to tolerate interminable abuse by a domineering captain – all part of the story of one of the most infamous mutinies in maritime history. 27 more words