The Mysterious Loss of the Sarah Anne – Part II
Above: Doughboy Cove, where Isaac Kettle’s body was found, 11 days after the sinking of the Sarah Anne
When the longliner Sarah Anne, out of St. Lawrence, was overdue from crab fishing on May 25, 2020, a quiet anxiety quickly spread throughout the town. Captain Ed (Eddie Joe) Norman, his son Scott, his nephew Jody Norman, along with a family friend Isaac Kettle were experienced fishermen but the town was no stranger to tragedy at sea and everyone was aware of the deadly ...
Survivor Extreme – Part II
On November 1, 1995, a tug with four men onboard, struck a rock in waters approximately 10 miles south of Nain, Labrador. Within a few minutes, the severely damaged Sea Alert sank. One man, engineer Dave Barnes, managed to get off the ship. His struggle to survive over the next 16 hours is almost incomprehensible. This is the continuation of Survivor Extreme.
When Dave ran from the engine room to the deck, he saw his three shipmates, Eph Skinner, Dave House and the tugboat’s ...
Defying the Odds
Valance (Val) Cull from Port Saunders, Newfoundland is a steady-as-she-goes kind of guy.
His friends describe him as dependable, fair, hard-working and very smart, to name just a few descriptors.
Born 60 years ago, Val lived his first 10 years in Great Brehat on the tip of the Northern Peninsula. When Val was 10, his family moved to nearby St. Anthony.
Val is highly respected in the boatbuilding and repair industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. He got his start by building a small ...