Daily Archives: February 14, 2021

Lodge Bay fisherman remembered for his love of life, skills as master mariner

Keith Rumbolt died in a boating mishap last Sunday. He was 51 Keith Rumbolt’s name means many things to many people. To his brother Brad Rumbolt, Keith was a mentor, and his best friend. Family was the centre of Keith’s life, says his brother, and he was the centre of theirs. Keith was  mayor of Lodge Bay, but his impact was felt throughout Labrador. Keith spent most of his working life on the water. He was most recently boatswain  aboard the MV Northern Osprey, and built a strong reputation for his adept leadership and attention to trawls. He worked offshore in the shrimp fishery for more than 30 years. Rumbolt leaves behind his wife Cheryl Lynn, daughter Hailey, son Colin, mother Barbara, sisters Nancy, Yvonne and Sherry, and brother Bradley among many family and friends >click to read< 18:25;

Maine Commercial Fisherman Paul G. Johnson of Waldoboro has passed away

Paul G. Johnson, 60, died unexpectedly on February 8, 2021 at his home in Waldoboro. He was born September 8, 1960 in Rockland to Jesse Johnson and Winona Miller Johnson.  After high school he worked for the Poiriers of Massachusetts in the salt factory at Upton Fuel Company for a short time. Soon after, Paul returned to work on the water as a fisherman back home. He dug clams, built traps and lobstered with his father and brothers, even hauled his own gear by hand out of a wooden flat bottom skiff built by his father, Jesse, and Fernald Carter. Paul was an elver fisherman, went pogie seining, was an urchin tender for many cold winters,,, He had a big heart, and he would give you the shirt off his back, a place to stay, and his last dollar if you needed it. >click to read< 13:43

“We just met out of the blue,” – B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Inspirational stories leading up to Valentine’s Day are abundant, but few can match how true love has stood the test of time quite like long-time Chemainus couple Ejlif and Anna Mose. They’ll be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this year on June 9. Ejlif will turn 93 on June 9 and Anna reaches another milestone later in the year with her 90th birthday on Oct. 8. “We came to Canada, fell in love with it, Vancouver Island, and we’re still here,” enthused Ejlif. But commercial fishing was in Ejlif’s blood and he just stepped up that aspect of his life when the mill closed. He bought a bigger boat and fished fulltime after that. With the family all grown up, Anna went out fishing with him for 10 years. >click to read<, and Congratulations!

Endeavour V – Latest And Largest Macduff Build

The first trawler to be built at Macduff for skipper Peter Lovie, Endeavour V, is the latest instalment in a relationship that goes back 35 years – and the yard’s largest newbuild to date. The design and build process behind the 34 metre LOA, 10.50 metre breadth Endeavour V began in 2017 when the owners approached the yard, looking to improve fuel efficiency, service speed and sea keeping compared to their existing vessel. photos, >click to read< 11:02

Former BASE auction employees allege owners involved in ‘Codfather’ fraud

Two former employees of Buyers and Sellers Exchange (BASE) are alleging owners and brothers Raymond and Richard Canastra were aware of and involved in Carlos Rafael’s falsifying of fish quotas, according to two affidavits filed last week as part of an ongoing lawsuit. In their written statements, signed in September 2020 under the penalties of perjury, former BASE employees Peter Medeiros and Nelson Couto allege Raymond Canastra and Rafael instructed them to destroy and falsify paperwork detailing the species and quantity of fish caught,,, >click to read< 09:05