The August Gales - The Tragic Loss of Fishing Schooners in the North Atlantic 1926 and 1927 - Gerald Hallowell

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Tens of thousands of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New England fisherman have perished over the centuries while attempting to make a living on North Atlantic waters. Tragedy struck particularly hard during the August gales of 1926 and 1927, when six vessels of the Luneburg fleet went down with all hands off Sable Island, and forty more fishermen were lost along the south coast of Newfoundland.

This book sets the marine disasters in the context of the banks fisheries pursued by the three countries, a sort of piscatorial North Atlantic triangle.