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Re-Broadcast - Crash Barry, Author and Raconteur
August 14, 2012  
Crash Barry, Author

A conversation with author Crash Barry about working on the isolated sliver of land with a bad reputation. True stories from Matinicus, Maine.



Crash Barry

Host Keith Shortall spoke with Crash Barry, who moved to Maine's most remote inhabited island to work as a sternman aboard a lobster boat. On Matinicus, twenty miles out to sea, population fifty, the ferry visited nine times a year and airplanes only landed when there was no fog, rain, snow, sleet or darkness. Tough Island is a gritty memoir and guided tour of a unique society inhabited by resourceful individuals and scoundrels. Stories of danger and drugs, sex and violence, death and sorrow, all unfold in a landscape of breathtaking beauty.

Crash Barry's website


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