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More Fishing Tugs 6

Happy fall equinox.  This seems as good a time as any to honor Poseidon with a photo parade of more fish tugs, to really challenge a segue. . . as is grouping Lady Kate with fishing tugs.  It appears she was built as passenger vessel G. A. Buckling II back in 1952, and is wearing […]

More Fishing Tugs 5

From off the bowl this seemed a run-of-the-mill fishtug-into-yacht project.  Gloria.  As a product of Burger in Manitowoc from 1945, I’m gathering its builders and first owners may have seen some submarines around there. And as of late August 2017, it was for sale, and I did not call the number. It’s sweet, and surely […]

More Fishing Tugs 4

According to the Harvey Hadland site, Kari A dates from 1938.  Previously known as Hustler, she was the product of Burger Boat in Manitowoc. I was fortunate to have done this walk around in Mackinac City MI       All photos by Will Van Dorp, who wonders whether fish tugs ever towed trawl nets…. […]

More Fishing Tugs 3

Harvey Hadland–a Brooklynite– and Bob Mackreath–a Long Islander–created the definitive site on fish tugs here . . . and Bob currently carries on Harvey’s legacy.  Next time I get up to Lake Superior, I must visit Bayfield and linger in the Apostle Islands, as the trip recorded here came with too many time constraints. One part […]

More Fishing Tugs 2

Below is a close-up of the telegraph in the engine compartment of Evelyn J. Let’s imagine the captain rings out “OLOAD” and go to flank speed . . . in this case related to origin of the tug label for these vessels. I wish I had more fotos of fish tugs, but for now I […]

More Fishing Tugs

What started as a Michigan mystery has spawned a new obsession for me. Of course, I obsess readily. Finally, for example, I have context for the foto below I took in May 2007. Eleanor D was described as the last commercial fishing vessel on Lake Ontario. Nowhere was the term “tug” used, as you can […]

A to P 9: Fishing

A half decade ago I posted photos of Peg Wallace, a 37.6′ x 6.8′  Hooper Island drake tail fish boat.  Click here (and scroll) for some of the small fish boats between Ocracoke and Hatteras.  Long, narrow, upswept bow for the seas . . .  This one below has the delightful name El Avispon (hornet). The […]

Fishing January 2018

A surprising feature of the sixth boro in winter is the fishing, dragging for clams.  And many thanks to Steve Turi for sending along this article about this fishery from north Here are some previous winters’ posts about these boats.  And right about exactly eight years ago, I saw the greatest concentration of fishing […]

Fall Fish Boats

Recognize the skyline in the background . . .the Empire State Building and 432 Park stand out for me. I’ve done fishing posts before, but a lot of them relate to winter or to fish tugs . . . .  Seeing Mackenzie Paige II and Ruthy L traverse the sixth boro the other evening seemed […]

Fishing February

I’ve done lots of fishing posts, mostly about this unlikely estuary, where I’ve never fished. Here’s Virginia Sue heading past Sakizaya Champion and out   the Narrows.  By the way, I’m planning a post on that fort in the distance some day soon. Dutch Girl is a regular here, as is the unlikely named but […]