Robert C. Parsons
Robert “Bob” Parsons has been called one of the most popular and prolific writers on the subject of Atlantic Canada’s ships and ship disasters. He is the author of 25 non-fiction books, ranging from Lost at Sea, a Compilation and Toll of the Sea to Courting Disaster and Rock and Tempest, Fire and Foe. His work has also appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines such as Downhome, The (Evening) Telegram, Newfoundland Quarterly, and Newfoundland Lifestyles.
In May 2009, Robert’s non-fiction prose was judged an award winner in the annual Arts and Letters Competition.
In December 2009, Robert was presented with the Polaris Award from the Canadian Coast Guard Alumni Association, Newfoundland and Labrador division, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the preservation and public awareness of the marine heritage and history in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This award has only been given out two previous times in the years of the Alumni existence.
A former fish plant worker and educator and a present-day researcher and devotee of all items marine-related, he lives in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.
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