ISLAND HISTORY: Kaua‘i harbor master ‘Captain Jack’ Bertrand

Born in Colorado, Kaua‘i Harbormaster John “Captain Jack” Bertrand (1891-1971) ran away from home in Nova Scotia at the age of 12 or 14 to follow the sea as a deckhand and mess boy aboard fishing schooners and cargo vessels plying the Newfoundland banks off Nova Scotia.