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Author Kurlansky, Mark.

Title The last fish tale : the fate of the Atlantic and survival in Gloucester, America's oldest fishing port and most original town / Mark Kurlansky.

Published New York : Ballantine Books, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  639.2097445 KURL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xxix, 269 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-253) and index.
Contents Prologue: Pole walkers -- Ch. 1. The First Gloucester Story -- Ch. 2. A Tale of Woe -- Ch. 3. The Island Named Gloucester -- Ch. 4. Scooning -- Ch. 5. The Replacements -- Ch. 6. .Among tlie Rocks -- Ch. 7. This Gloire of Gloucester -- Ch. 8. While Gloucester Burns -- Ch. 9. The Fish Is is Us -- Ch. 10. The Sea and the Seaside -- Ch. 11. Surviving on the Mainland.
Summary "The culture of fishing is vanishing, and consequently, coastal societies are changing in unprecedented ways. The once thriving fishing communities of Rockport, Nantucket, Newport, Mystic, and many other coastal towns from Newfoundland to Florida and along the West Coast have been forced to abandon their roots and become tourist destinations instead. Gloucester, Massachusetts, however, is a rare survivor. The livelihood of America's oldest fishing port has always been rooted in the life and culture of commercial fishing."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Fisheries -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester -- History -- Anecdotes.
Fishing ports -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester -- History -- Anecdotes.
Gloucester (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780345487278 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0345487273 (hbk. : alk. paper)