DON DOWNER holds an MSc, MEd and PhD. He has worked as a freshwater biologist with the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans and has a varied background including marine biologist, teacher, principal, university teacher, researcher, business owner and writer. Mr. Downer has written a number of books, including books dealing with Newfoundland resettlement and social history. He loves to spend time navigating Newfoundland’s countless coves and rivers along with his faithful crew.