FisherPoets Gathering – Fishing for dreams on Cold Steam

cold streamEach year, Astoria’s Dave Densmore opens Cold Stream, his wooden, 50-year-old piece of commercial fishing history, to visitors at Pier 39 during the FisherPoets Gathering. “This boat is an extension of the people,” said Densmore, a fisherman for more than 60 years, raised in Kodiak, Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands chain. “It’s my identity, I guess.” His working boat these days is the Dreamer, homeported in Larsen Bay, Alaska. Cold Stream, which he bought in 1996, is the project Densmore uses to give visitors a glimpse of what it’s like for the people catching the seafood. Read the rest here 13:14

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