Bruemmer, F. 2006. Sable Island, Canada—Island of Dead Ships and Wild Horses. Pages 99-108, in Islands of Fate. Key Porter Books, Toronto, Ontario.
Note: In the Introduction to his book, the author writes “Countless islands dot our earth, but only a few are famous. Touched by history and fate, they figure largely in the lives of humans or are the vital refuge of unique animals.” Many would agree that Sable Island is both. Fred Bruemmer first visited the island in 1967, and returned numerous times until the mid 1970s, usually in the company of researchers from the Fisheries Research Board of Canada (now Fisheries and Oceans Canada) who were on the island to study the Harbour Seals in summer and the Grey Seals in winter. Sable is one of twenty-five islands—all small and particularly special—described in Bruemmer’s book.