Jim Wellman – At Home Here in Newfoundland & Labrador

Occupation: Feature writer for the Navigator magazine and recently published my seventh book called “Sea Folk”

Place of Birth: Born in Twillingate NL, raised in a little fishing/logging village called Port Anson, Notre Dame Bay

Currently Resides: St. John’s, NL

Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a coffee?

Fixed Coffee and Baking, Duckworth St., St. John’s

Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a pint?

Anywhere downtown St. John’s but usually at home

Where’s your favourite place to shop in Newfoundland & Labrador?

I don’t shop much. My spouse brings home a shirt and if it fits, it’s bought.

Where in Newfoundland & Labrador would we stand to see your favourite view?

On a hill overlooking just about every outport community in Newfoundland and Labrador, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Newfoundland & Labrador:

1. Spend time on a fishing wharf or stage chatting with some seasoned inshore fishermen. Be prepared for a good laugh

2. Visit Bonne Bay and Gross Morne National Park

3. Sample some of the amazing talent that abounds in NL, whether it is our music or visual arts. Oh, and the great NL book selection.

What makes Newfoundland & Labrador such a special place on earth for you?

It’s one of the most rugged places on the continent. It looks and feels different and the people are the most genuine you’ll ever meet. They are sea people.


SABS Note of Noteworthiness

Be sure to pick up a copy of Jim Wellman's new book "Sea Folk"

SEA FOLK by Jim Wellman“To succeed at fishing, one must be creative and constantly find ways to outsmart nature.”

Newfoundland captain and fisherwoman Tracy Button adds another dimension to her thoughts on the career path she’s chosen: “Fishing is a fine way to exercise my gambling instinct,” she says.

That’s why fishing people are among the most interesting people in the world. In "Sea Folk", Jim Wellman recounts the stories of twenty-three men and women who make their living from the sea and introduces the reader to some of the most courageous and creative gamblers from Atlantic Canada. A departure from Wellman’s critically acclaimed Final Voyages series, this book explores the lives and livelihoods of people who prosecute the fishery both on shore and off. Originally published as human interest stories in the Navigator magazine—the voice of the marine industry in Atlantic Canada—these biographies now appear for the first time in book form.

For more click here for more details on the Flanker Press site.

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