Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

A boat takes shape

Though the date of the photo is still unknown, Crescent City resident Richard Evanow says he saw the boat take shape. Featured in a Sept. 25 edition of “Yesterdays: From the Triplicate Archives,” the boat was constructed on Parkway Drive in Crescent City, Evanow said in an email Friday. He said he thinks it was built at Dickson Concrete and was able to outline how such a vessel is created.  “The idea is to make a ‘plug’ out of wood using light wood over wooden frames to the shape of the vessel you want,” >click to read<19:16

National Hurricane Center – Hurricane Michael Public Advisory – 400 PM Update

At 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Michael was located near latitude 26.0 North, longitude 86.4 West. Michael is moving toward the north near 12 mph (19 km/h). A northward motion is expected through tonight, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico through tonight. The center of Michael is then expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area on Wednesday, and then move northeastward across the southeastern United States Wednesday night and Thursday, and move off the Mid-Atlantic coast away from the United States on Friday. >click to read<18:21

Researchers Try To Build A Better Life Jacket To Keep Lobstermen Alive

Early on a July morning, Massachusetts lobsterman Steve Holler and his sternman Frank Lenardis haul lobster traps out of Boston Harbor over the edge of Holler’s boat, the November Gale, and dump the catch into a holding tray. “It’s a dance between me and him,” Holler says. “Him getting that done, me getting this done, because with his strength, his weight, he’ll knock me right on my rear end. He’s done it a few times.” This particular morning in July, everything goes smoothly. But Holler remembers one day in February when a routine haul went very wrong,,, >click to read<16:13

F/V Louisa salvaged and renamed, is back at sea

The fishing boat Louisa which sank in the Western Isles resulting in the deaths of three fishermen is back at sea. Renamed Nimrod, the crab boat is working in South West Cornwall. The convener of Western Isles Council has said that this news must evoke strong memories for the families of those involved with the Louisa. Louisa sank while at anchor off the Isle of Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides on April 9 2016. Skipper Paul Alliston and crewmen Martin Johnstone and Chris Morrison all perished. One survivor, Lachlan Armstrong, managed to swim to shore.. >click to read<15:29

Finding help for addicted fishermen

It hurts to be a fisherman. Tyler Miranda found that out when he started working on a scallop boat at age 18. The son of a lobsterman and nephew of a scalloper, he was prepared for long days of heavy, repetitive work. But he didn’t anticipate how much his back would hurt after hours of shucking scallops, hauling buckets, and shoveling debris. Nor did he foresee the remedy his boatmates would offer: Percocets. >click to read<13:42