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The Sea's Bitter Harvest, Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic by Douglas A. Campbell

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

In this compelling maritime tale of risk and danger, acclaimed journalist Douglas Campbell compassionately portrays the destinies of the men who lost their lives to the Atlantic and the lure of profits from clamming. One can never have too many good nautical books. From the tough and sometimes troubled young men on deck to their families on shore, and the courageous people who tried to rescue them, this narrative memorializes a way of life, and exposes the hazards of this dangerous trade. The book is informed by his affection for the sea and for the men and women whose lives are tied up with it. Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows how I love to read anything nautical; this book was no exception. Campbell became close to several of the bereaved families. In this compelling maritime tale of risk and danger, acclaimed journalist Douglas Campbell compassionately portrays the destinies of the men who lost their lives to the Atlantic and the lure of profits from clamming.

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The sea's bitter harvest : thirteen deadly days on the North Atlantic (Book, 2002) [vs-forum.jp]

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

Husbands, fathers, loners, and drug users, each man was lured to the nation's most dangerous trade by the lucrative wages offered to those who dared to reap the harvest of the ocean. Husbands, fathers, loners, and drug users, each man was lured to the nation's most dangerous trade by the lucrative wages offered to those who dared to reap the harvest of the ocean. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! So there are lots of things to watch out for and to monitor. Husbands, fathers, loners, and drug users, each man was lured to the nation's most dangerous trade by the lucrative wages offered to those who dared to reap the harvest of the ocean. A masterpiece of investigative journalism. As Campbell makes clear, even the most skilled fishermen often have little real understanding of vessel stability. You will enjoy it, and you will learn a lot about a perilous corner of the sea where men daily risk their lives in pursuit of their livelihood.

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The Sea's Bitter Harvest, Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic by Douglas A. Campbell

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

In the course of thirteen days in January 1999, four commercial clam boats sank in horrifying succession while working the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, taking the lives of ten men. A masterpiece of investigative journalism. The boats also have several fuel and hydraulic oil tanks that must be watched carefully so the boats, which usually have a very low freeboard, don't develop a list that would cause them to capsize. . From the tough and sometimes troubled young men on deck to their families on shore, and the courageous people who tried to rescue them, this narrative memorializes a way of life, and exposes the hazards of this dangerous trade. The boats, usually less than 200 feet long to avoid the requirement for a licensed master at the helm, carry enormous dredges that scrape along the bottom. If they ask you to carry a second two-hundred-and-fifty-pound man on top of the first, you can't do it.

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The Sea's Bitter Harvest : Douglas A. Campbell : 9780786711840

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

In the course of thirteen days in January 1999, four commercial clam boats sank in horrifying succession while working the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, taking the lives of ten men. Commercial fishing is twenty-eight times as dangerous as the average for all other industries. The more clams that could be brought back in a load meant more profits all around, since each crewman was paid a share. Every 25-30 minutes they are brought up, and clams and detritus are dumped on a conveyor belt where the clams are sorted and dumped into large cages for transport back to canning plants in Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland. You will enjoy it, and you will learn a lot about a perilous corner of the sea where men daily risk their lives in pursuit of their livelihood. Neither is typically served in restaurants.

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The Sea's Bitter Harvest, Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic by Douglas A. Campbell

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

I love the detail of how things work, how the jobs are accomplished. Still, companies who owned the tags that limited production always wanted to make sure they met their quotas — not to mention the public, whose bizarre taste for clams unfathomably knew no limits. They are used for chowders, clam strips and other inedible clam dishes or is that redundant. As Campbell recounts the wrecks, fascinating details of clam fishing emerge: the extensive drug use among fishermen; the quick, bitter results of hypothermia at sea; and the proper loading rules for clams and quahogs—the two quarry upon whose capture a fishing boat's success is marked. Two different types of clams are dredged off the Atlantic Coast: quahogs and surf clams. Campbell's dramatic, highly personal reconstruction of the accidents and the sailors' last few days on land will remind readers of The Perfect Storm.

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The Sea's Bitter Harvest : Douglas A. Campbell : 9780786711840

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

Drug use among fishermen is a huge problem, and fishermen accounted for 30-40 percent of the arrests for heroin usage in the nineties. In this co In the course of thirteen days in January 1999, four commercial clam boats sank in horrifying succession while working the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, taking the lives of ten men. This and his research into the clamming industry provide a moving and balanced picture. This gripping narrative elaborates Campbell's eight-part Philadelphia Inquirer series on a disastrous 13-day period in January 1999 when four commercial clam boats sank while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Commercial fishing is twenty-eight times as dangerous as the average for all other industries. A masterpiece of investigative journalism. He discusses safety standards, describing negligence both by the companies and the fishermen themselves.

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The Sea's Bitter Harvest: Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic by Douglas A. Campbell

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

Ten fishermen drowned, and Campbell's book is an expansion of a series of articles that was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. During a thirteen-day period in January 1999, four clam boats sank. In this compelling maritime tale of risk and danger, acclaimed journalist Douglas Campbell compassionately portrays the destinies of the men who lost their lives to the Atlantic and the lure of profits from clamming. That's a clam boat with a full load of clams. The E-mail message field is required. In addition, numerous valves that pump out bilges and holds must be well maintained and operated properly, or instead of pumping water out, they will let water in, again reducing a boat's stability and increasing the likelihood of capsizing. Other related books that I have previously reviewed are: and; a book on King crab in Alaska.

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Nonfiction Book Review: THE SEA'S BITTER HARVEST: Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic by Douglas A. Campbell, Author . Carroll & Graf $25 (288p) ISBN 978

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

From the tough and sometimes troubled young men on deck to their families on shore, and the courageous people who tried to rescue them, this narrative memorializes a way of life, and exposes the hazards of this dangerous trade. Campbell was able to get close to many surviving fisherman and their families, and their stories, plus Campbell's own extensive research on the clam fishing industry, make for a moving, balanced picture of a disaster greatly exacerbated by poor safety standards, negligent industry practices, and the recalcitrance of the fishermen themselves. The book is informed by his affection for the sea and for the men and women whose lives are tied up with it. When full, they are very heavy and how they are loaded becomes critical important to the stability of the boat. The book is informed by his affection for the sea and for the men and women whose lives are tied up with it. You will enjoy it, and you will learn a lot about a perilous corner of the sea where men daily risk their lives in pursuit of their livelihood.

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The Sea's Bitter Harvest : Douglas A. Campbell : 9780786711840

the seas bitter harvest thirteen deadly days on the north atlantic

The cages weigh about 500 pounds empty. In the course of thirteen days in January 1999, four commercial clam boats sank in horrifying succession while working the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, taking the lives of ten men. . . . . .

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The Sea's Bitter Harvest: Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic by Douglas A. Campbell

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