Written by Jessica Hathaway
Legends and luxuries
By Jessica Hathaway
The course of true love never did run smooth, especially when it comes to passionate affairs with the sea. And so it has been for Frank “Thumper” Eicherly IV, who owns and fishes the Maggie S. Myers, a 122-year-old fishing schooner, the oldest on Delaware Bay and the only one under sail. Thumper admits that he’s under her spell and has spent more than $250,000 restoring the wooden boat, piece by piece. Writer and photographer Jay Fleming profiles Thumper, the Maggie S. Myers and the eclectic crew of this living legend on page 24.
Written by and photos by Jay Fleming
Under sail on the Maggie S. Myers,
Delaware Bay’s oldest working schooner
Story and photos by Jay Fleming
Once I grabbed Maggie’s tail, she took me for a ride and cleared my bank account,” says waterman Frank Eicherly IV, 56, of his relationship with the Maggie S. Myers, the oldest working schooner on Delaware Bay.
Written by Michael Crowley and Larry Chowning
Maine shop delivers a pearl of a boat;
brothers build on an American legacy
By Michael Crowley
If you are off the Down East Maine shoreline — especially in the vicinity of Bar Harbor — you won’t have a problem recognizing Phil Black’s lobster boat. Though there was a time when if you came out of a fog bank and the first thing you saw was the boat’s transom, you might have been a bit uneasy.
Written by Charlie Ess and Hoyt Childers
Alaska & Pacific SALMON
Bristol Bay sockeye stocks still rising;
West Coast quotas on par with 2014
By Charlie Ess
A huge Bristol Bay sockeye forecast and holdover inventories of canned pink salmon are among the factors setting the stage for this year’s salmon season in Alaska. West Coast trollers, meanwhile, can expect harvest quotas mimicking last year’s season.
National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15
In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.
National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15
In this episode:
March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received
It is with great sadness that Furuno USA announced the passing of industry veteran and long-time Furuno employee, Ed Davis, on April 30.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is required by state statute to appoint someone to the Board of Fisheries by today, Tuesday, May 19. However, his efforts to fill the seat have gone unfulfilled since he took office in January. The seven-member board serves as an in-state fishery management council for fisheries in state waters.
The resignation of Walker’s director of Boards and Commissions, Karen Gillis, fanned the flames of controversy late last week.