Capt. H.J. Pettersen Releases ‘Port Orford’s Youngest Fisherman’

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Book follows story of young boy who goes to live with his grandfather, learns art of fishing after his parents’ death

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Capt. H.J. Pettersen wanted to instill a sense of adventure in children. He believes that there is an adventure out there for each one of them. This goal prompted him to write “Port Orford’s Youngest Fisherman” (published by Archway Publishing), a coming-of-age story for young readers that follows the adventures of a young boy as he tries to overcome adversity to become a successful fisherman.

The book tells the story of 8-year-old Cable Dent whose parents died unexpectedly. His grandfather, Phil, vows to raise him straight and strong, to make him a fine fisherman, respected among the fleet. The two live in Phil’s fisherman’s shack in the little coastal village of Port Orford, Oregon. With the help of his friend, Amy, Cable works through his grief and finds a new home.

Cable loves helping Phil on his fishing boat, the Tulla, and learning all there is to know about the sea. But Phil suffers a stroke and Cable must take his knowledge and make a living for them both. Will Cable weather the challenges and reap its rewards?

“This is an easy, feel-good read,” Pettersen says. “Everyone is a winner. There are lots of good life lessons, knowledge about ocean fishing, being resourceful and solving problems.”

Pettersen’s background supported all the information in the book. He was raised in the San Juan Islands, fished salmon and tuna off the Pacific coast, king crab, salmon, halibut and black cod in Alaskan waters at age 8. He started skippering boats himself at 13 years old.

“Port Orford’s Youngest Fisherman”
By Capt. H.J. Pettersen
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 168 pages | ISBN 9781480850460
E-Book | 168 pages | ISBN 9781480850477
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Capt. H.J. Pettersen has spent most of his life at sea, including commercial fishing at the age of 8 with his dad and brothers on the Pacific coast and in Alaskan waters and captaining a fishing boat at the age of 13 in westward Alaska. After obtaining his Captain Oceans license, he worked and traveled the world. Recently retired, he lives in Longview with his wife, Kat, and their dog, Charlie.

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