After a brief but memorable appearance in Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm brought her to our attention, captain Linda Greenlaw has since hooked readers with her own fascinating seafaring stories.
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Isle au Haut, Maine
Place of Birth:
B.A., Colby College, 1983
|The Best Book to Read First|
|The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey|
In her latest memoir, Greenlaw tells of her decision to leave the dangers of swordfishing on the high seas and return to her hometown of Isle au Haut, Maine, to return to a simpler way of life as a lobster fisherwoman. Or so she thought....
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|In a chat with USA Today.com, Greenlaw reflected upon her profession: "I like the way I feel when I'm at sea. I'm passionate about catching fish. I don't leave the dock thinking that I might not return. I like to think that there's something that separates those that survive from those that who have not, something other than luck. If I believed that luck had a hand in my survival, I would also have to believe that eventually mine will run out, and I wouldn't dare go to sea."|
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