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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 […]

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 […]

1928 Fishing Trawler, etc.

A month and a half ago I posted photos here of Picton Castle as a freighter and a barque and only alluded to its previous incarnations as Swansea motorized fishing trawler and minesweeper.  Below is what she looked like as a minesweeper.  A crewman wrote:  “The minesweeper service lost more ships than any other branch […]

Fishing December 2013

Here was the last fishing post I did.  Fishing is only a winter activity in the sixth boro.  Here Dutch Girl pulls a net past the French woman and then heads back. And this looks like Virginia Sue, she of classic lines. Enjoy. All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who might have enough unused fishing […]

Winter Fishing 2

Here and here are some fotos from previous winter fish seasons in the sixth boro.  This post from January 2010 probably shows the greatest number of sixth boro fishing boats I’ve ever seen.  Below was a foto I took at Gravesend Bay last week. Alexa J, Linda, Linda and Mary Virginia, an unidendified boat and […]

June Fishing in the Sixth Boro 2

#1 was here. It’s June.  Might you be suffering from hypoclupea . . .  deficiency of herring?    Read what the celebrated neurologist Oliver Sacks writes about treatment here, as published in the New Yorker two years ago.  Hypoclupea can leave you blase, bleached, apathetic . . . dried out . . . as Miss […]

June Fishing in the Sixth Boro

In previous posts we pondered winter fishing and puzzled about East River fishing.  Yesterday I caught wind of a fishing competition between Gelberman and Hayward, two vessels operated in the New York District of the US Corps of Engineers. The fishing began the very instant the echo of the starter’s signal boomed across the boro.  Gelberman […]