Charting Her Own Course: Lobstering with Lunenburg Harvester Gail Atkinson
Gail Atkinson is one of Canada’s very few female lobster harvesters, who employs an almost entirely female crew aboard the Nellie Row.
Gail Atkinson grew up on Cape Sable Island in Southwest Nova Scotia. Coming from a long line of fish harvesters and boat builders, she originally had no desire to follow in her family’s footsteps.
“I ended up starting fishing with my father,” said Atkinson. “I started when I was a little bit older because I couldn’t wait to get out of there. ...
From Tragedy Comes Hope: Mother of Tabusintac Victim Taking up Cause of PFDs for Fishermen
It has been two years since Line Duvall lost her son to the ocean — two years that she has mourned and grieved, questioned why, over and over again.
She still doesn’t know the reason she lost her son Samuel Boutin, that cold May morning, nor will she ever know.
Instead of focusing on the why, she is focusing on remembering the son she loved so much and trying to make a change so others may not have to suffer the same fate.
Boutin was celebrating that weekend and he decided to go ...