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Saltwater Summer

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This tale of a young man's first summer as a commercial salmon fisherman on the BC coast, written in 1948 by the renowned fisherman and outdoor adventure writer Roderick Haig-Brown, has become a modern classic.
Don Morgan, the seventeen-year-old hero of Haig-Brown's Starbuck Valley Winter, has made enough money trapping on northern Vancouver Island to realize his dream: he
Paperback, 246 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Harbour Publishing
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Jul 06, 2015 Sharon rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - the second time around. I'd like to add that my father was a commercial troller on the west coast of Vancouver Island and on the inside later in his life so it is something that I know a little about.

Well written, entertaining and enjoyable. I do believe they've undertold the dangers of conditions and maybe that's a good thing. Commercial fishing in this way is unfortunately a thing of the past, there's just not a living in it anymore, the openings are too short
A simple book of salmon trolling in the commercial fishing fleet in the 40s in the Pacific Northwest. It's nicely written but dated in presentation and lacks enough character realism to appeal to most of our kid readers. Some of our older fishermen will likely read it for the nostalgia, though.
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Roderick Langmere Haig-Brown (February 21, 1908 — October 9, 1976) was a Canadian writer and conservationist, who is acclaimed internationally for his writing on fly fishing.
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