27 November 2009

Books...Books...Books...

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Not Your Father’s Coast Guard: The Untold Story of the U.S. Coast Guard Special Forces

“While the Coast Guard’s many battles at sea in the War on Drugs are widely known, its participation in the ground offensive is not. Indeed, the Guard didn’t just send its cutters to interdict narcotics-laden vessels attempting to bring their illicit cargo into Uncle Sam’s territorial waters, it sent ground troops to foreign lands to train their forces and, when necessary, directly engage the enemy.

“But to create the type of force needed was no small task and would not be without tribulation, both from within and outside the organization.”

Read more about this book at CoastGuardNews.com

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Mark Sosin’s Autobiography Published

“Eventually, Sosin teamed with an Arkansas production company to produce his first television shows. The same company successfully produced shows for Bill Dance and Roland Martin. Eventually, Sosin found an unfilled niche, coverage of saltwater fishing. He developed the Mark Sosin Saltwater Journal, the first show dedicated exclusively to ocean fishing.”

Read the review in WVMetroNews.com

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Book on Stripers

The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish (By David Kinney, Atlantic Monthly Press, 272 pp., $24) wonderfully captures the flavor of Martha's Vineyard, striped bass and the colorful characters who pursue trophy fish.”

Read the review at: Cleveland.com

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Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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Check these links for more information:

Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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