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Page 63 - Peter Buffett and the Shark

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1992/6/1 (195 reads)

of the water to get the bait. Some fel? lows '11 shoot them. I never had nothing for to shoot him with. But after that I made kind of a spear. Big piece of iron, sharpened, and put it on a stick. Big piece of iron, you know, made like a knife. Bolted onto a piece of wood, a pole. I seen lots (of sharks) after that, but never none came handy to me. (So you used to take that out with you.) Oh, yes. Carried that with me afterwards every day. Yeah. Yes, that's not much of a story. (It's a great story. You lived to tell the tale, eh?) Yes, you might be able to put another end to it or something, fix it up. (So did you feel differently, from then on? Were you a bit more nervous when you used to go out in the water by yourself?) I was for a few days. I got over that. Yes. I couldn't get nervous, 'cause I had seen so many sharks. Seen some, you know, about 45, 50 feet long--big ones. Lots of small ones. (So how long was this one?) Oh, this one might have been, I suppose, 15 feet. That wasn't big for a shark. Other years, they used to be here catching sharks, you know, the foreigners. Used to get hundreds of them a day, so they killed them all out. They're coming back in now, though.... (You'll never forget that shark.) No, I won't forget it, no. I think it killed him, I think. Must have cut that much, you know, around his throat, where the propel? ler was going around soon cut his throat. So much blood. That's all I've got to go along with the story. Ron Ingraham fished with Peter Buffett... (Karla Ingraham: Can you tell me about the time that you found Peter, after he was attacked by the shark?) Ron Ingraham. Neil's Harbour: Yeah, Peter got quite a fright that day. I guess anybody would. Still, the next morning, he was out in the dory again. He had to keep at it. But he took a--I don't know if he took a shotgun the next morning. Or he rigged up some kind of a spear. I think he rigged up some kind of a spear--but that only lasted for about a couple of weeks. You forget all about it. (That day that it happened, you went look? ing for him--you were in the bigger boat. DON'T MAKE A MOVE WITHOUT US! • LOCAL • LONG DISTANCE • OVERSEAS LARGE OR SMALL - WE MOVE IT ALL 'MOFFATT Moving & Storage SAFELY, EFFICIENTLY & INSURED CALL THE PROFESSIONALS - OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE ~FREE ESTIMATES 562-0222 80 MARINE DR., SYDPORT Weekends & After Hours 564.0963/562-1978 Atias VAN LINES/AGENT TAMA WALK ON THE ?fe ''BjqW Esstem Counties Regionsl libranr 390 Murrey Street, P.O. Bog 8500 Mulgrave. M.S. BOE 2G0 (902)747-2597 FAX (902) 747-2500 EXPLORE Your Public Library has to explore the natural Bird Watching Animal & Marine Life Ecology Nature Tours & Hiking WILD SIDE. . . NOVA SCOTIA'S WILDEMESS everything you need history of Nova Scotia: Wild Flowers & Herbs Rocjks & Minerals Trees k Woodlands ... and much more! Need a Radiator? Muffler? Shocks? Brakes? Specializing in Radiator Repair & Recores Heaters Water Pumps, Etc. TWO LOCATIONS: Sydney L 349 George St. - Downtown i AND Port Hawkesbury Maclnnes Road at 'rmm Specializing in Mufflers Brakes Shocks 'MASTER MUFFLER Springs Sydney: 562-2300. Port Hawkesbury: 625-3781 Fx>it Hawkesbuiy Centre Sydney: 539-6691 • Port Hawkesbury: 625-3781
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