Child of the Storm: The Adventures of a West Coast Kid

Child of the Storm: The Adventures of a West Coast Kid

by Foort Lawrence Foort


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The author was born at home during a violent Pacific storm. His journey takes you through the turbulent war years to the mid 1960's. Lawrence was a child growing up and living in poverty on the wild coast of Western Canada. You will experience the freedom associated with his unusual lifestyle. The story takes place at a time in history when the economy of the great depression had shifted to a new prosperity. Old ways of harvesting timber and commercial fishing for a meagre living were becoming more modern and economically viable. Meet the interesting characters who shared life with the author during these changing times. Go to sea with the crews of various vessels as they sail the oceans and lakes of North America from the boiling tropics to the frozen seas of Alaska. Share in the tragedies of lost ship mates and the excitement of discovering new ports of call as Lawrence travels through the stormy Pacific, Atlantic and islands of the Caribbean.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426915550
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 01/06/2010
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

The author, although well travelled, has always drifted home to the West Coast of Canada. Forty years were spent making a living from the ocean, first as a mariner working for various employers until age 24, then as a tug boat owner and partner of a fish processing company. Volunteer work as Chamber of Commerce director and later president, twinning society chairman and youth sports volunteer has led to an active interest in community affairs. The father of four grown children, Lawrence resides at Campbell River, Canada with his wife Betsy at a seaside residence within sight of his birthplace on Quadra Island. The author has written several short stories but Child of the Storm is his first attempt at a full length book.

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