Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Seaby Linda Greenlaw
Linda Greenlaw hadn’t been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.… See more details below
Linda Greenlaw hadn’t been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes.
The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, “a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for,” but none more unexpected than when the boat’s lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail.
Seaworthy is about nature human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It’s about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you’re caught between land and sea.
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What People are saying about this
"Anyone who loves the sea will love this book."
-Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm
"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
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"These true, interwoven stories of island life and lobstering are as engaging and uncommon as [Greenlaw's] adventures at sea."
"Captivating reading: satisfying as a Maine lobster dinner."
Meet the Author
Linda Greenlaw, America’s only female swordfish boat captain, was featured in the book and film The Perfect Storm. She has written three New York Times bestselling nonfiction books about life as a commercial fisherman as well as a cookbook and two mysteries. She lives on Isle au Haut, off the coast of Maine.
- Isle au Haut, Maine
- Place of Birth:
- Stamford, Connecticut
- B.A., Colby College, 1983
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