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This old adage certainly applies to the schooners and steamers of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to the men that sailed them. Countless ships and sailors came to grief in Newfoundland and Labrador waters in the days before long- range forecasting and reliable navigational instruments. Anything that could conceivable have happened to a ship has happened along the shores of Canada's most easterly province. And more than likely it has been included in this volume of fifty-three tales of the sea, which span every coastline and range from the 1800s to the modern day Robert C. Parsons is one of Atlantic Canada's most prolific and popular writers of the sea. The son of a sea cook, he was born down by the ocean and sailed, as a boy of eleven, on a summer vacation to the prolific Grand Banks of Newfoundland.