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The Resource The fisher queen : a deckhand's tales of the BC coast, Sylvia Taylor

The fisher queen : a deckhand's tales of the BC coast, Sylvia Taylor

Label
The fisher queen : a deckhand's tales of the BC coast
Title
The fisher queen
Title remainder
a deckhand's tales of the BC coast
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1981, and Sylvia Taylor has signed on as rookie deckhand on a wallowy 40-foot salmon troller. Looking forward to making money for university, she is determined to master the ins and outs of fishing some of the most dangerous waters in the world: the Graveyard of the Pacific. For four months, she helps navigate the waters off northern Vancouver Island, learning the ways of fisherfolk and the habitat in which they breathe, sleep and survive. The politics of selling fish, the basics of tying gear, near-death experiences, endless boat troubles, the emotional perils of sharing cramped quarters--all are part of a steep and unforgiving learning curve. Taylor's story captures the reality of life on a fishboat and documents the end of an era, a time when the fishing industry wasn't yet marred by unchecked overfishing or hyper-regulation. Her lyrical, simple prose explores the tight-knit relationship of fishers with the west coast's wild, untamed waters. Her memoir bursts with all the humour and hell, peace and upheaval that is the Pacific Ocean
Additional physical form
Issued also in printed form.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Sylvia
Dewey number
331.4/8238282
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD6073.F672
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taylor, Sylvia
  • Women merchant mariners
  • Fishers
  • Fisheries
  • Pacific Coast (B.C.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Fisheries
  • Fishers
  • Women merchant mariners
  • British Columbia
Label
The fisher queen : a deckhand's tales of the BC coast, Sylvia Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""The Legend of Sisiutl""; ""Vancouver Cast-Off""; ""Sointula""; ""Port Hardy""; ""Bull Harbour""; ""First Day Fishing""; ""Un-Dressing Salmon""; ""Gaia�s Whale""; ""Davy Jones�s Locker""; ""Salmon Prince""; ""Indian Candy""; ""The Quick Turnaround""; ""No Atheists at Sea""; ""Winter Harbour""; ""The Great Grey Beast""; ""High-Pressure Fronts""; ""For the Living and the Dead""; ""Home""; ""Epilogue""; ""Afterword""; ""About the Author""
Control code
798415618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927051542
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9df618a1-7a59-4793-8af3-9db4625955db
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798415618
Label
The fisher queen : a deckhand's tales of the BC coast, Sylvia Taylor
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""The Legend of Sisiutl""; ""Vancouver Cast-Off""; ""Sointula""; ""Port Hardy""; ""Bull Harbour""; ""First Day Fishing""; ""Un-Dressing Salmon""; ""Gaia�s Whale""; ""Davy Jones�s Locker""; ""Salmon Prince""; ""Indian Candy""; ""The Quick Turnaround""; ""No Atheists at Sea""; ""Winter Harbour""; ""The Great Grey Beast""; ""High-Pressure Fronts""; ""For the Living and the Dead""; ""Home""; ""Epilogue""; ""Afterword""; ""About the Author""
Control code
798415618
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927051542
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9df618a1-7a59-4793-8af3-9db4625955db
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798415618

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