by Paul Watkins (1989)
This novel takes place in Narragansett, on Block Island, and off the coast of Rhode Island. The story concerns a young man who, against his parents' wishes, seeks his fortune at sea aboard a scallop boat. He works hard and learns stuff, and comes to better understand his fisherman father.
Reset in Nova Scotia, the book was made into a made-for-TV movie in 1996, with the truncated title Calm at Sunset.