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mmd
08-26-2017, 11:50 AM
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CWSmith
08-26-2017, 12:12 PM
Every time I hear some sports announcer talk about the courage of some highly paid athlete I think of the men in their fishing dories and shake my head. What a hard way to make a living!

mmd
08-26-2017, 12:21 PM
My paternal grandfather was a dory fisherman out of Riverport, NS, at the turn of the last century, and his elder son joined him in 1934. Poppa stopped going to sea when he and his son were swept from the deck of a schooner in a storm off Sable Island in 1937; Poppa grabbed a trailing rope and was pulled back aboard, Robert was lost. He said he had nightmares about going back fishing and pulling Robbie's body up in the trawl.

CWSmith
08-26-2017, 12:25 PM
My paternal grandfather was a dory fisherman out of Riverport, NS, at the turn of the last century, and his elder son joined him in 1934. Poppa stopped going to sea when he and his son were swept from the deck of a schooner in a storm off Sable Island in 1937; Poppa grabbed a trailing rope and was pulled back aboard, Robert was lost. He said he had nightmares about going back fishing and pulling Robbie's body up in the trawl.

My condolences. I always thought it rough that my father's parents worked in a box factory when they were young, but that does not compare.

mmd
08-26-2017, 12:44 PM
Fishing is still the deadliest profession in North America.