The Western Flyer, a part of Northwest fisheries history

The F/V Gemini, which turned out to be the F/V Western Flyer chartered by John Steinbeck, after it was raised from the Swinomish Channel in Washington in October 2012. Photo used with permission from Capt. Richard Rodriguez, BitterEndBlog.com/All Rights Reserved.

The F/V Gemini, which turned out to be the F/V Western Flyer chartered by John Steinbeck, after it was raised from the Swinomish Channel in Washington in October 2012. Photo used with permission from Capt. Richard Rodriguez, BitterEndBlog.com/All Rights Reserved.

I’m not the only person interested in Pacific fisheries history. Kevin Bailey, a senior scientist at NOAA in Seattle, is interested as well. He’s working on a book about a legendary West Coast boat, the Western Flyer, once chartered by the novelist John Steinbeck.

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/about/media/western-flyer-sunken-piece-literary-history-raised-depths.html

The wonderful picture comes to us courtesy of Capt. Rodriguez and his blog,

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About finleyc

I'm a writer and a historian of science. I'm interested in the intersection of science and policy in the oceans, and especially around fishing.
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