Salt on the Sea
The Pacific Coast Codfish Company and the Last Days of SailBook - 2001
Captain Ed Shields tells the comprehensive history of the North Pacific codfish industry, shedding light on the lives of the men who sailed to the Bering Sea in search of cod from the 1860s until 1950. He describes the work that went into preparing the fishing fleet for five months on the high seas and ensuring that the ships came back safely with a full hold of cold. Men like "Bozo" Jorgenson, Sven the Terrible Swede, T Bone Red, "Codfish" Kelly and "Sourdough Hans" Olson fished from beautiful schooners like the Azalea, Wawona, John A, C A Thayer and the flagship Sophie Christenson . Relive those lost but not forgotten days with stories and photographs of the sailors and their ships, the dory fishermen and the raging sea.
Publisher: Nanoose Bay, B.C. : Heritage House, 2001.
Branch Call Number: 338.3727 SHI
Characteristics: 238 p. : ill., map