Gig Harbor fishing boat sailed for 77 years

busted_ship%201A%20secondaryIn his younger days, Jim Richards saw dollar signs when storms rolled in at the start of fishing season. The Gig Harbor man knew they’d drive away many of his competitors, giving him and his crew in the steady Bergen more room to rake in the cod they sold to raise their families. “That boat could go out and do anything, and it was better than the bigger boats,” Richards said over the weekend. “The Bergen has caught millions and millions and millions of pounds of halibut and it has provided really good jobs for guys for a long time,” said Richards, 59. “It’s sad that she’s gone.” Read the rest here 08:18

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