Harold Chubbs was born in Carbonear, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, in 1938. He attended St. James High School in Carbonear, and then undertook a five-year apprenticeship program working at the E. F. Barnes Machine Shop on Water Street, St. John’s. Graduating with a machinist certificate in 1960, he went on to become a marine engineer. In 1965, he began his thirty-year career with the Canadian Coast Guard in St. John’s. He worked first as a technician for the division of Marine Aids to Navigation, servicing equipment on light stations around the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was during this time that he began to keep a record of the fascinating oral history of the lightkeepers and their families. In 1978, he became a supervisor of maintenance on light stations and marine navigation systems, solar power, hydro power, generator power systems at Decca, loran C sites, and marine radio stations throughout the province. In 1990, he became project officer-in-charge of automation of the first twenty-four light stations with remote mentoring to a central location. Harold retired from the Coast Guard in 1995.
Previously Harold has written copy to accompany the lighthouse paintings of Leslie H. Noseworthy in the publication Let There be Light: Paintings and Drawings by Leslie H. Noseworthy.
Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.
The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.
Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.
Flanker Press Ltd. PO Box 2522, Station C St. John's, NL A1C 6K1 Canada
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.