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Fiction Historical


by (author) Eldon Drodge

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 2001
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2001
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In the mid to late 1700's, a group of desperate men, mostly deserters and escaped prisoners, as well as indentured men and boys who had run away from their fishing masters, secluded themselves in the wilderness on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula. Led by Peter Kerrivan, himself a deserter from the British Navy, these renegades, predominantly Irish, established their hideout on or near The Butterpot, a small mountain about nine miles inland from Ferryland. Defying the law and evading all attempts made to capture them, they survived on the great caribou herds that roamed the barrens and by raiding the fishing settlements along the coast. Known as the Society of Masterless Men, their legend is one of the most exciting and daring in Newfoundland's rich and colorful past.

About the author

Drodge began his career as a writer following a thirty-four year career in the computer industry. Born in Little Heart’s Ease, Trinity Bay, he moved to St. John’s at a very early age where he was raised and educated. He had never forgotten his outport roots, and had always maintained a great love for the stories of ”olden times."

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