Down Memory Lane: From side trawlers to stern trawlers

The introduction of stern trawlers to the Burin Peninsula deep-sea fishery in the 1960s was a real game changer. Bonavista Cold Storage Company of Grand Bank had the province’s first stern trawler, the Grand Monarch, built in 1963. At the time BCS was also operating five other conventional side trawlers. In 1967 the company took delivery of the Grand Prince, the first of four larger stern trawler sister-ships, designed specifically to fish in challenging North Atlantic waters. These larger and newer vessels provided more comfort and safety. >click to read<19:51

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