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Heartbreak in Nova Scotia(5 Young Men Lost)

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  1. coconutjoy

    coconutjoy Member

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    Really sad news from our Neighbours across the Gulf Of Maine from us in the villiage of Woods Harbour Nova Scotia Canada.Five Young Fisherman where lost while on a Halibut Fishing Trip,they got caught in a big Storm last week.Prayers are with family and friends.
     
  2. Bob Hawkes

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    Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately there's very little press given here in the US about our neighbors to the north.
     
  3. Herb in Oregon

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    I know no fishermen who have not learned to pray. "There but for the grace of God go I " Their families should take solace that they died doing what they loved. Rest in peace boys, we'll be along soon.
     
  4. ljutic73

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    Every time you bite into some beer battered Halibut, have a thought for the Canadian and American fishermen who risk their lives to catch those fish. We've been following the story closely. After thinking the boat had sunk, a search aircraft spotted part of the hull capsized yesterday and still afloat. The families held out hope that the bodies of their sons were still on board but alas, divers today found the hull empty and in fact reported that the wheelhouse had been torn off the hull by the heavy seas.

    Ron Burr

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  5. coconutjoy

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    Hi Ron,thanks for the comment from out there in Western Canada,cant understand why have never got more comments fron state side,most of the fish on the Boston fish Pier comes from Nova Scotia Canada,hope people in the US are not getting to cold hearted to leave a short note.
     
  6. g7777777

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    We are sequestered here by the news media

    The news from Canada or Mexico or the riots across Europe- the media here doesnt want to cover it-- motives unknown

    Commercial fishing is a hazardous occupation and we should thank those that do it.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

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    Coconutjoy, I thought I explained that earlier. I live 30 miles north of Boston and spend considerable time in New Brunswick, more this year I hope. The US news media, a real misnomer, gives zero information about anything in Canada. The average american is clueless about what goes on to our north whereas the average canadian is very knowledgeable about what goes on down here. My friends up there predicted that O'Bummer would win again, I was to stupid to believe it possible.
     
  8. E. Beaver

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    The subject caught my attention. I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, still have family there.

    My condolances to their framilies, may the 5 rest in peace.

    Charlie
     
  9. CalvinMD

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    Very sad,..my condolences and hope the families find comfort knowing their lost loved ones are surely wetting a line up above
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

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    Sorry to hear of that. As long as men go to sea there will always be these tragedies. Few people understand the risks or appreciate what's involved in delivering their goods from overseas, catching their food, or protecting the sea lanes.

    Those of us in Oregon who pay attention know what these fishermen face. We've had our share of fishing vessel tragedies over the years. The Columbia River Bar alone has claimed over 2000 vessels and 700 lives. It's known as the Graveyard of the Pacific.

    From the Wikipedia article about the Columbia River Bar:

    The nearby United States Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Washington is renowned for operating in some of the roughest sea conditions in the world, and is home to the National Motor Lifeboat School. It is the only school for rough weather and surf rescue operation in the US, and is respected internationally as a center of excellence for heavy boat operations


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    Photos of various vessels in the Columbia River Bar. Photo of massive wave at the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Two photos of the wreck of the Peter Iredale, in 1912 and today.

    The fishing fleet out of Astoria, Oregon traverses this bar every time they go out to fish in the Pacific.
     
  11. Catpower

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    Really sorry to her about it, they risk their lives to make their living and terrible results sometimes happen

    Our media is too busy adoring obozo and hollyweird, other that that all we get is state sponsored propaganda
     
  12. coconutjoy

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    Your Right Catpower as it seems the Hoolywood wakos(who by the way cant cross the street without a head shrink on both arms)they get all the ink.
     
  13. KS-OKIE

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    One only has to stand in the sundial monument at the Museum Of The North Atlantic Fisheries in Lunenburg Nova Scotia to see what the cost in human life is paid to fish the North Atlantic.Trust me on this,if you get the chance to visit this museum,it will be worth your time...KS-OKIE.
     
  14. Herb in Oregon

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    Nice pictures Brian. I retired from fishing 40years on the Pacific between Alaska to New Zealand. The list of my friends and acquaintances lost is long. The price we pay for fish is far too cheap. It may seem strange but my way to handle a loss was to forget about it as soon as possible. Now from out of the blue I'll be mowing the lawn or tinkering with something and I'll think about one of those guys and how they died the good times we had and everything about them. Funny thing about fishing you only remember the good parts but the bad parts aren't far away.
     
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