“Camp 13” by Byron White

About the book...

Inspired by True Events

“Men who weren’t hard workers didn’t last long at the lumber woods.”

Camp 13 About the BookMost people in Newfoundland and Labrador have someone in their family who has worked “in the woods.” Some of these workers were employed seasonally—they fished in the summer and headed to the lumber camps in the winter—while others were full-time loggers who worked year-round.

Stan White runs Camp 13 on the southwestern side of Gander Lake, which is a commercial operation cutting pulpwood for Bowater Pulp and Paper. He and his brother, Allan, oversee the men employed by the company to ensure the camp runs smoothly. The camp had opened in the fall of 1949. Now, during its third year in operation, Stan has his work cut out for him, as Bowater has tasked Camp 13 with the delivery of 7,000 cords of pulpwood.

This historical novel captures a time and place in this province’s not-too-distant past. "Camp 13" illustrates in fine, well-researched detail the day-to-day friendships, struggles, triumphs, and tragedies of a hard-working people employed in a way of life that is long gone but never forgotten.

About the Author...

NL Author  Byron WhiteByron White lives in Comfort Cove, Newfoundland, with his wife, Celeste. He holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Educational Administration from Memorial University. He has worked with Bowater Newfoundland Limited, British Newfoundland Exploration Limited, Schlumberger Canada Limited, and as an educator in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.

This is Byron’s second book. His first book, "Snapshots Along the Way", is a work of poetry. "Camp 13" is set in and around a real logging camp in central Newfoundland. The story is real and is based on exhaustive research and numerous interviews carried out over a fifteen-year period.

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