The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!Known to millions of readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the Hannah Boden, sister ship to the Andrea Gail, Linda Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here she offers an adventure-soaked tale... show more
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!Known to millions of readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the Hannah Boden, sister ship to the Andrea Gail, Linda Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East Coast. Here she offers an adventure-soaked tale of her own, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of Moby Dick."A beautiful book...a story of triumph, of a woman not only making it but succeeding at the highest level in one of the most male-dominated and most dangerous professions." -- Douglas Whynott,The New York Times Book Review"An authentic, insightful account of the intensity of captaining a crew of strong men in an ocean which does what it wants." -- Daniel Hays, co-author of My Old Man and the Sea"A crystal-clear account of fishing the Grand Banks in a modern swordfish boat. Greenlaw is an excellent captainand an excellent writer." -- John Casey, author of Spartina
Publish date: June 7th 2000
Pages no: 265
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
The Hungry Ocean by Linda GreenlawHave read other works by this author and have enjoyed them.She, swordfish captain and the 5 man crew leave the dock heading to Grand Banks, Newfoundland area.Love learning about the technical things and new things I've yet to know about: birds and why they are used....
The Hungry Ocean by Linda GreenlawVery detailed descriptions of fishing trips from one of the best captains on the water.Linda lives on Isle au Haut off the coast of Maine where there are cloe to 50 year round residents and many more during the summer months.Love hearing of the fishing tales and the...
I needed to read a non-fiction book for a challenge and since I love fishing, I thought this would be great. And it was except that I listened to the audiobook, read by the author, big mistake. She read so fast that she ran all the chapters together and stumbled again and again over the simplest w...
I was a little reluctant to get into it, but was interested to see how the journey would turn out. It's shocking to think how little the fishermen can be paid for such grueling work -- so much depends on luck, timing, the price at the dock.
In The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger offered Greenlaw a shout-out, describing her as “one of the best sea captains, period, on the East Coast.” The Hungry Ocean is Greenlaw’s story. She offers a reasonable share of personal history, tells of the social up and down sides to spending so much of her ...