By Michael Burke II Long Harbour, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland My dad passed away in 1972 at the age of 55. He was a brave man, and the events of a day in 1965 are testament to his bravery. That summer, my friend Anthony Keating and I were 16-year-old lads fishing off Cape St. Marys with my father, Captain Michael Burke. One day in August, we headed out to St. Brides, to the fishing grounds where we had fished all summer. It was a foggy but calm day.