Donald J. Feltmate, OMM, CD, was born in the Cape Breton fishing village of Port Morien and grew up in a family of shore fishermen. Since his retirement from 1 Canadian Air Division of the Canadian Armed Forces, he has been actively involved in improving public accessibility to some of the most forgotten elements of Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage. He works as a consultant on a number of projects in concert with provincial museums and Library and Archives Canada. In 2012 he completed a pictorial history of the Cape Island–type longliner for the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. He lives in Sunken Lake, NS.