Book by Trygvie Jensen (2009) compiles oral histories and stories from those involved in commercial fisheries of northern Lake Michigan and Door County (Wisconsin) waters. Autor describes this book as follows:
"This book will take you on a journey into the lives of the men and their families involved in a commercial fishery. The perilous adventures and colorful tales of the fishermen who put their lives in danger on the water will give you a porthole view of their lives on the Great Lakes. Interviews and reflections by the few remaining commercial fishermen documented in Through Waves and Gales Come Fishermen’s Tales details a comprehensive oral history of the last century. Accounts and reflections of harrowing stories while caught in violent storms and ice shoves, along with strange occurrences and humorous stories, will captivate the reader’s attention and provide insight into a day in the life of a commercial fisherman eeking out a living. More importantly, the book will give the reader a better understanding of what sort of challenges that commercial fishermen have endured over the last seventy years."