St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada: Breakwater Publishing, 1992 Although Random Passage is not a brand new book, this fictional account of one family’s emigration from England to a remote outport in rural Newfoundland nearly 200 years ago has a habit of staying in print and selling regularly. The book’s popularity is in part due to its
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada: Breakwater Publishing, 1994 Waiting for Time is the sequel to Bernice Morgan’s Random Passage, but it does not pick up where the first book left off. Instead, Morgan begins her next part of the story about the Cape Random people in modern Ottawa, a few generations later. Readers of the first
Dark was just approaching that Christmas Eve when 11-year-old James was helping his grandfather and uncle get in some wood for the stove. The three were hurrying to beat the encroaching darkness, because in 1924, Little Travis’s Cove, part of the settlement of Argentia, Newfoundland, had no street lights. In fact, Argentia had no electricity.
As New England fishermen and processors prepare to face lower catches imposed by stringent new regulations, the annual report released by noted seafood consultant Howard M. Johnson predicts that demand for seafood – which jumped from 14.8 to 15.6 pounds per capita for 2002, the highest figure in a decade – could increase to 16
Long gone are the days when islanders needed only a little whale oil in their lamps of an evening and a big pile of wood for the stove. Most modern Maine island residents and businesses are as dependent on reliable electricity as their mainland counterparts. Islanders must run the water pumps to their wells, keep
It’s not just the title of a rather silly movie filmed largely in Maine and starring Kevin Costner: the message in a bottle is also a time-honored method by which humans attempt to communicate. But with whom? Such a marine missive is often a class project or a lark in which the writer includes an
The name of the original business asks YWorry? But the owners of YWorry Marine Services also seem to operate on the “why not?” principle. Not long ago, Tom and Sue Tiller asked themselves: Why not use boat watermakers to create fresh water from salt water for island houses? Not surprisingly, they already had the answer.
Shrimp harvesters in parts of Newfoundland and Quebec gained an overall 29 percent increase in quota for this year, including a new quota earmarked to generate funds for scientific research. While the increase is welcomed by harvesters and processors in the region, considered in the context of other fisheries and the global shrimp market, it
Near the end of April, a bill in the Maine legislature threatened to undo nearly 20 years of struggle toward agreement on limited entry into the lobster industry by amending license eligibility requirements to allow a small number of state residents to bypass a mandated two-year apprenticeship program. The bill, “An Act to Amend the
In a move that has many lobstermen wondering if legislative term limits should be reconsidered, members of the Marine Resources Committee planned to consider a bill in late April that would radically change Maine’s carefully crafted limited entry plan for the lobster industry. “We worked for 15 to 20 years on this plan,” said David