The Last Farewell: The Loss Of The Collette

February 26, 2008|
The Last Farewell: The Loss Of The Collette by Gary Collins
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In 1934, <_st13a_place w:st="on">North America lay stripped of its riches by a great depression. When the land refused to yield its bounty and the sea grew stingy, everyone in the Western World found it harder to survive, especially those in the isolated outports of <_st13a_state w:st="on"><_st13a_place w:st="on">Newfoundland.<_o3a_p>

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The Last Farewell tells the true story of a crew of logger-sailors who left their home <_st13a_place w:st="on"><_st13a_placetype w:st="on">port of <_st13a_placename w:st="on">Hare Bay aboard a two-masted schooner in early June of that year. Along her route to <_st13a_city w:st="on"><_st13a_place w:st="on">St. John's, the crew of the Ethel Collett tell each other stories of life and death on the sea. They relive some of <_st13a_state w:st="on"><_st13a_place w:st="on">Newfoundland's richest historical moments, from shipwrecks and sealing disasters to political strife and financial ruin. But little do they know that they are heading toward one of the most astonishing tales of them all: their own.<_o3a_p>

Gary Collins was born in Hare Bay, Bonavista North. He spent forty years in the logging and sawmilling business with his father, Theophilus, and son Clint. Gary was once Newfoundland's youngest fisheries guardian. He managed log drives down spring rivers for years, spent seven seasons driving tractor-trailers over ice roads and the Bea...
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Title:The Last Farewell: The Loss Of The ColletteFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:182 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.56 inShipping dimensions:182 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.56 inPublished:February 26, 2008Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897317247

ISBN - 13:9781897317242

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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