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Getting on step and making 40 mph, the Battleship undergoing sea trials near Bellingham, Washington. The next step is a barge ride to Nanek, and the run to Egegik. Brad A. Meier photo.
The 40' x 16.5' Capt. William was launched in May for planting oyster shells and spat on Virginia leased oyster grounds. Larry Chowning photo.
Virginia oysterman builds himself a new planter vessel
Living aboard for up to five days, Shane Slaughter rebuilt the fo’c’sle of his Nova Scotia-built Dixon 42 and extended the wheel house aft so that he and his crewman could add a hot shower, a step up from the deck hose. Shane Slaughter photo.
Peregrine Boats launched this 32’ x 16’ 6’ Bristol Bay gillnetter at the end of May. She should be able to plane with 12,000 pounds and work in 20 inches of water. Peregrine Boats photo.
Design tweaks pack more horsepower, fish in a Bristol Bay gillnetter
This 27’ x 10’ garvey is going to Scotty George of Lancaster County, Va., to fish gill-nets in the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay. Larry Chowning photo.
Garveys and more garveys
Snow & Co.’s Eric Rasmussen with his own Atlas engine, a 4 cylinder very similar to the Western Flyer’s original engine, a160-hp, 6-cylinder Atlas Imperial. Snow & Co. photo.
Western Flyer: Still in the game
Abe Philbrook, owner of the Katherine Pennington, straddles the boat’s sheer line at the hauling station. Behind him is a custom cabin top built by Oceanville Boatworks. Oceanville Boatworks photo.
Lots of custom work – and a shiny bilge – for Maine islands lobster boat
Faye Hall christens the 180’ F/V Little River with a bottle of champagne on Saturday, April 22 at the Omega Protein dock in Reedville, Va.. Larry Chowning photo.
Chesapeake Bay menhaden steamers christened
The new crabber has a bulbous bow and draws over 12 feet loaded. In sea trials the vessel cruised at 9 knots and could make a complete turn in three boat lengths. Chantier Naval Forillon photo.
Ugjit Mijua’ji’jg: The 'For the Children' crabber with near-zero emissions
The Bristol Bay gillnetter Lady Mindy, built by Rozema Boatworks in the early 1990s, left Maritime Fabrication on April 17 with a new enclosed top house. Maritime Fabrication photo.
Upgraded boats, and a new gillnet drum design for Bristol Bay
Maine Lobsterboat from the 1970s. Photo from 1979 NF article.
The evolution of lobstermen and their boats
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