If only these fishing vessels could speak! – Weathering the waves

AR-151129991.jpg&MaxW=600The harbors are full of characters, silent and strong. Each one’s got a story, but it’s pretty hard to tease it from a boat. In Hammond’s basin, recently repaired and maintained by Astoria Marine Construction Company, the halibut schooner Arrow is moored, a remarkable example of the heavy, slippery-hulled wooden long-liners built in Puget Sound boatyards nearly a century ago. “Dave Kelly owns it,” says AMCCO’s Tim Fastabend. “He’s always taken care of it. He’s adamant about that.” Clear across town in Astoria’s East Mooring Basin a trio of modern trawlers,,, Read the article here with 8 photos 13:38

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