“The Trawlermen” by Clarence Vautier

About the Book...

The fishermen who ply their trade on the Atlantic Ocean can tell thousands of tales of daring rescue and tragic loss of life.

In The Trawlermen, Clarence Vautier explores the lives of some of Atlantic Canada’s best-known sea captains. He traces the history of these men and their stalwart vessels while highlighting their more heroic—and dangerous—exploits on the high seas.

Featuring...

Charlie Prior of Pass Island, Newfoundland, who lost his life aboard the Senator Penny in 1961

The HMCS Arleux, which was destroyed by a mysterious explosion outside Whitehead, Nova Scotia, in 1948

Captain Archie Bond of Burnt Islands, Newfoundland, and his final voyage aboard the Straights Pride II in 1990

Captain Anson Conrad of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and his brush with death on the Cape D’Or II in 1980

Captain James Green of Newfoundland, who was awarded the Star of Courage Award for his role in rescuing the crew of the ill-fated Fame V in 1982

The life and times of Captain Morris Nowe of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Captain Joseph Dominix of Belleoram, Newfoundland, and his escape from the doomed trawler Gulf Gull in 1972

. . . and much more!

 

About the Author...

Clarence Vautier Jr. was born in 1972 in La Poile, Newfoundland. He moved away to attend high school, and after high school he fished with his father, Clarence Sr., and his brother Raymond for a short time. Upon completion of school at the Nautical Institute of Nova Scotia in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Clarence obtained employment with Biorex Atlantic Inc., and he took many voyages on fishing vessels on the east coast of Canada.

In 1994, he enrolled at the Institute of Fisheries and Marine Technology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in
St. John’s, where he studied navigation. He later went to work as a deck officer on the Great Lakes, first for P & H Shipping, then for Algoma Central Marine, where he remains today.

Clarence Vautier currently resides in St. John’s with his wife, Marina, and their son, Brandon Daniel.

 

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