SWORD: Harpooning Swordfish Off the New England Coast, and Its Demise

SWORD: Harpooning Swordfish Off the New England Coast, and Its Demise

by William Hall

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Read about the golden age of harpooning swordfish along the New England Coast. Follow Gideon McVey's career from his teenage years in the 1940s until the 1990s when longlining swordfish obsoleted the art of harpooning. And learn about Oliver James, a seasoned harpooner and Gideon's mentor, who encounters a German U-boat on Georges Bank during World War II. Then follow Oliver's grandson and Gideon's partner, Driver James, who uses a spotting plane in an attempt to compete with the long liners.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013998513
Publisher: GaelForce Press LLC
Publication date: 02/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 178
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jack Lynch, a Block Island summer resident for over thirty years, is a writer, photographer, fisherman, lawyer. He credits his Jesuit education at Fordham College and Georgetown Law School for much of what he has accomplished. Jack's first book, Fishing Up the Moon, is about Block Island fishing. In 2010 he and his daughter Meg Lynch Doyle published Wetherbee's Block Island, Paintings From the 1940s. Jack teaches intellectual property courses at law schools in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Dublin, Prague and Bilbao, Spain. When not on Block Island or traveling, Jack and his wife Helen spend time in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia and Ross, California.

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