||Stripped of romantic myths, told without editorial comment in the stark, and simple words of fishermen themselves, "A Portrait of Lunenburg County" shares tales of harsh conditions and sometimes cruel captains, of body-breaking work for low wages, and of tragedy and daring adventure faced amid the awesome forces of the elements. Here, too, are plain, straightforward expressions of human values nurtured in tightly knit communitiesóclose family ties, honesty, kindness, respect, and willingness to share. The stories are accompanied by 48 photographs, black and white portraits of the colourful people and the hard lives that they led.
Originally published as "Them Big White Sails" in 1978, this book is a moving tribute to the warmth, humour, and vitality of a people whose lives have formed a rich and vital chapter in Canada's past. This new edition includes a new preface from the author and an updated design.