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Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM By Joseph E. Garland

Like countless Gloucester fishermen before and since, Howard Blackburn and Tom Welch were trawling for halibut on the Newfoundland banks in an open dory in 1883 when a sudden blizzard separated them from their mother ship Alone on the empty North Atlantic, they battled towering waves and frozen spray to stay afloat Welch soon succumbed to exposure, and Blackburn did theLike countless Gloucester fishermen before and since, Howard Blackburn and Tom Welch were trawling for halibut on the Newfoundland banks in an open dory in 1883 when a sudden blizzard separated them from their mother ship Alone on the empty North Atlantic, they battled towering waves and frozen spray to stay afloat Welch soon succumbed to exposure, and Blackburn did the only thing he could He rowed for shore He rowed five days without food or water, with his hands frozen to the oars, to reach the coast of Newfoundland Yet his tests had only begun So begins Joe Garland s extraordinary account of the hero fisherman of Gloucester Incredibly, though Blackburn lost his fingers to his icy misadventure, he went on to set a record for swiftest solo sailing voyage across the Atlantic that stood for decades Lone Voyager is a Homeric saga of survival at sea and a thrilling portrait of the world s most fabled fishing port in the age of sail.
  • Title: Lone Voyager: The Extraordinary Adventures Of Howard Blackburn Hero Fisherman Of Gloucester
  • Author: Joseph E. Garland
  • ISBN: 9780684872636
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback

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Kathleen Valentine Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM
Though I live in Gloucester and have spent a good many evenings in Howard Blackburn s establishment with his pictures and newspaper articles hanging on the walls, I only recently discovered this book What a wonderful adventure The first chapter, which tells the story of the fishing trip during which Blackburn lost his fingers and toes, sets the stage well for the rest of the adventure And what an adventure it is Here in Gloucester they talk of the days of iron men in wooden ships and Blackburn w [...]
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Contrarius Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM
I actually read this several years ago not sure how I missed shelving it here this long.Lone Voyager is an amazing story of survival and even thriving during and after high seas adventures That s PLURAL adventures Howard Blackburn started out as a simple Gloucester fisherman Then AFTER LOSING ALL HIS FINGERS from frostbite his first survival story he became a successful businessman, which helped him to finance his further adventures He did a lot of solo sailing with no fingers, remember includin [...]
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Caroline Sherwin Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM
enjoyable read makes you realize what lengths seamen endured Blackburn was idolized by many glad I was referred to this book perfect read for this wintry February
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Peter Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM
This is a fascinating story of Howard Blackburn, a Gloucester fisherman who lost all of his fingers when his dory set out from the mothership to harpoon a whale the dory was lost in a snowstorm on the Grand Banks and Blackburn rowed to Nova Scotia, his fingers frozen to the oars He started a tavern in Gloucester and singlehanded sailboats as small as twelve feet across the Atlantic with no fingers The author is the dean of local historians of Boston s North Shore, particularly of Gloucester, Mas [...]
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MJ Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM
Variation on a themeIt was interesting to read the details of a story that has always been familiar to me Freezing his hands to the oars trading his fingers for his life was just the start of his adventures Interesting to learn about Gloucester s uneven history with temperance too A 3.5 really with bonus points for local flavor
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Jenny Brown Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM
Howard Blackburn s story is worth reading, but this book requires that you be very familiar with sailing terminology If you aren t many of the descriptions read as if written in a foreign language The story is reconstructed from newspaper accounts and has the tone that late 19th century news accounts tend to have, which leak through the author s narration.
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Shawn Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM
Recommended by a friend You should have an interest and knowledge of sailing to better appreciate this book.
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William Graney Apr 11, 2021 - 21:29 PM
The very interesting life of Howard Blackburn well documented.
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Lone Voyager: The Extraordinary Adventures Of Howard Blackburn Hero Fisherman Of Gloucester By Joseph E. Garland Like countless Gloucester fishermen before and since, Howard Blackburn and Tom Welch were trawling for halibut on the Newfoundland banks in an open dory in 1883 when a sudden blizzard separated them from their mother ship Alone on the empty North Atlantic, they battled towering waves and frozen spray to stay afloat Welch soon succumbed to exposure, and Blackburn did theLike countless Gloucester fishermen before and since, Howard Blackburn and Tom Welch were trawling for halibut on the Newfoundland banks in an open dory in 1883 when a sudden blizzard separated them from their mother ship Alone on the empty North Atlantic, they battled towering waves and frozen spray to stay afloat Welch soon succumbed to exposure, and Blackburn did the only thing he could He rowed for shore He rowed five days without food or water, with his hands frozen to the oars, to reach the coast of Newfoundland Yet his tests had only begun So begins Joe Garland s extraordinary account of the hero fisherman of Gloucester Incredibly, though Blackburn lost his fingers to his icy misadventure, he went on to set a record for swiftest solo sailing voyage across the Atlantic that stood for decades Lone Voyager is a Homeric saga of survival at sea and a thrilling portrait of the world s most fabled fishing port in the age of sail.

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