Fishing has long been documented as being the most dangerous occupation in the world. That is especially true in the harsh, and often bitter, marine environment of Atlantic Canada. These perilous conditions have caused the sinking and loss of hundreds of Atlantic Canadian fishing vessels, claiming enormous loss of life. Former host of CBC Radio's "Fisheries Broadcast" and now managing editor of The Navigator, Jim Wellman recounts some of those gripping tales as part of his regular monthly feature in The Navigator. Dubbed "Final Voyages," the feature has been one of the most popular sections of the magazine since its first issue in December 1997. The best ones have been gathered together to make up this first volume of sea stories.