Sea Winter Salmon author in Knowlton Saturday
and photographer Mari Hill Harpur, who graduated from Bishop’s University in 1971 with a BA, will be at the Authors for Indies event at Brome Lake Books, this Saturday between 10:00 am and noon, to launch the French language version of Sea Winter Salmon, entitled Les Pelerins de la riviere Saint-Jean.
For the past twenty-five years Mari and her husband have managed the family fishing camp on the St. John River on the Lower North Shore on the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. The lower part of this river was leased and subsequently purchased by Mari’s great-grandfather the railway magnate James J. Hill in 1899. This is the story of that particular river and the people who have been touched by its magic. Throughout the book are illustrations, photographs and documents that tell the true and honest story about how a river struggles to support its habitat. Contemporary studies show the decline in the Salmon salar’s population. In a world where fish populations and marine habitats are becoming increasingly marginalized, this book reflects on these phenomena using scientific and photographic data collected over a hundred year period. For anyone with an interest in Quebec’s history, fly-fishing and a river’s ecology, this is a tale worth exploring.
Mari Hill Harpur has been a Director with the World Forestry Center since 1995, serving as its Chair from 2003 to 2006.
Sea Winter Salmon tells the story of the Saint John River, the Atlantic Salmon that live in it, and a family that has been protecting the area for over one hundred years.
Author Mari Hill Harpur will be at the Authors for Indies event at Brome Lake Books, Saturday, to launch Les
Pelerins de la riviere Saint-Jean.