“The Call of the Ocean” by Jim Wellman

About the Book...

POD july 23 click to winThe Call of the Ocean, Jim Wellman profiles some of the most fascinating men and women ever to answer the call of the North Atlantic. These modern-day heroes of the sea include:

Richard Gillett from Twillingate, captain of the Midnight Shadow and star of Discovery Channel’s hit television show Cold Water Cowboys

Marilyn Clark from Magdalene Islands, a rising star in the Atlantic Canadian fishing industry

Dave Quinton, long-time host of CBC Television’s Land and Sea and a household name in Newfoundland and Labrador

Norma Richardson from Harrigan Cove, a tireless advocate for Nova Scotian fishermen and fisherwomen

Tommy O’Brien of Cape Broyle, the youngest-ever appointed captain with the Canadian Coast Guard

Ches Barbour of Newtown, founder of the world-renowned franchise Ches’s Famous Fish and Chips

Boat builders Jerome Canning, Alex Howse, Val Cull, and Jonathan Collett

. . . and many more!


About the Author

Author Jim WellmanJim Wellman grew up in Port Anson, a small fishing and logging community on Newfoundland’s northeast coast. The son of a schooner captain, Jim never strayed far from his marine roots despite choosing a career in journalism. For fifteen years, Jim was host of the popular radio program the Fisheries Broadcast on CBC Radio in Newfoundland. After taking an early retirement from the radio business in 1997, Jim turned off the microphone and picked up a pen. He has written nine books with marine connections.

Jim has been contracted by several agencies and corporations such as Marine Atlantic, the Canadian Sealers Association, and Heritage Canada to draw from his marine knowledge, particularly in the fishing industry. In November 2002, Jim became managing editor of the Navigator, Atlantic Canada’s premier fisheries and marine magazine.

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