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Live Well Challenge creator starts another fundraiser to support Digby dad battling rare cancer

Cape Sable Island fisherman Todd Newell says he’s going to make it up to all the people who have said, jokingly, they would have liked to wring his neck after taking the Live Well Challenge in freezing cold water. How? He’s going to let a lobster bite the side of his hand. Why? To help 34-year-old Digby County resident Jordan Morgan, who has a rare form of cancer and needs an expensive chemotherapy drug to help him fight it. The total cost of the treatment he’s looking at is $130,000.,, “Jordan said something to me the other day that really resonated with me,” said Newell. “He said initiative is the only thing standing between the status quo and moving on with living. That is the truth.” >click to read< 12:50

Cape Sable Island fisherman reflects on industry changes of past 65 years

cape-sable-island-fisherman-clifford-babe-gorehamThere’s been a world of change since Cape Sable Island fisherman Clifford (Babe) Goreham first started out in the lobster fishing industry 65 years ago. A native of Woods Harbour, Goreham began his fishing career at 15 aboard the deck of a boat owned by the late Johnny Adams, a war veteran. “After the first year I came to Cape Island and went hired for three years, then got a rig of my own,” recalled Goreham in an interview. The new, 36-foot wooden Cape Islander was named Little Jerry after Goreham’s first son, and cost $1,375 complete, he said.  It was the early 1950s and a personal lobster licence that cost 25 cents was all you needed to get into the industry.  Lobsters were selling for about 25 cents a pound. “We would save them in crates until they reached 50 cents and then sell,” says Goreham. “Since then we’ve come a long way,” he says. “When I started I just had a compass to go by, no radar. Then we finally got a radar, then a loran.” Read the story here 17:18