The story of the New England fishermen and the part played by the Portuguese from the Azores and Cape Verde islands in the development of the deep sea fishing industry. History, fact and legend woven into an entertaining collection of yarns of hardship, adventure and daring. Tales of whaling, of Banks fishing, of storms, fogs and shipwreck -- the facts back of Captains Courageous and other fiction of that ilk. Nostalgic in that the romance of sail has been supplanted by the cough and stench of the diesel engine. God of its kind.