Post-salmon season: A boat haul out ride along

It is 2 p.m. and Carl Williams is behind the tractor wheel, hauling a boat out of water. He has not slept in 48 hours. He said he has to work with the tides to pull boats out, and when the tides are out there are repairs to take care of. “It’s just something that’s gotta get done,” he said. “Don’t have time for coffee. Just something that has to get done. Tide doesn’t wait for anybody, just have to keep going.” There are about 1,500 drift gill net boats in Bristol Bay, and 600 of those are hauled in and out of water by Carl. He owns and operates the business Anchor Inn Boat Storage in Naknek. He is in the last push of the season hauling boats out of water. Audio, click here to read the story 10:51

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