‘It’s been an interesting life,’ Cape Sable Island fisherman reflects on decades of fishing

Bradford (Baffy) Symonds Jr. was only a-year-and-a-half old when his mother took him to Seal Island for the first time. “I’ve pretty well been on the ocean every year since,” said the retired Cape Sable Island fisherman. “It’s been an interesting life.” Symonds attended his first year of school on Seal Island in 1936. “There were about 40 to 50 students,” he says, explaining the island fishermen all took their families there in November. “Some stayed all winter. We always came home.” >click to read<14:00

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