“I had dreamed about sailing on a banking schooner ever
since I could remember, and now here I was in the fall of 1937, standing by the
forward starboard rigging with the wind blowing in my hair.”
So begins the story of James Major – Jimmy to everyone who
knows him - a young man from a small fishing community on Newfoundland’s
Author Kenneth Ball, himself from the abandoned community of
Recontre West, then unfolds the tale of a sixteen-year-old who grown into a min
making a living as a fisherman, first on a banking schooner and later as
skipper of his own vessel.
The story of Jimmy Major is a wonderful read that will make
you laugh and cry and cheer as you follow him along his path.
The author dedicates his book to fishermen, past and
present, who fished in schooners, trawlers, skiffs, snapper boats, long liners