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Coming Home Was Easy: The West Coast Salmon Troller

VHS
34 minutes
SH348 .C642 2003

Salmon trolling is a hook-and-line commercial fishery that for almost a century has supported ocean communities from Alaska to California. From its beginnings, trolling attracted men (and later women) who loved their independence and weren't afraid of hard work.

Coming Home Was Easy explores the history and culture of trolling through the recollections of 15 fishermen and women grounded in outdoor experience. Their stories are honest, funny, and profound.

Featuring scenes of contemporary fishing, historic films and photographs taken by the trollers themselves, and music by Pacific Northwest folk artists, Coming Home Was Easy is a lasting memento of a colorful way of life that continues into the 21st century.

Distributed by Oregon Sea Grant Communications, Oregon State University.

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