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WESTERN FLYER – BUILT AS A SEINER

By Charles R. Hitz,  Blog # 34                     Aug. 28, 2015 Western Flyer is an interesting vessel. I became more aware of her when I was talking to Kevin Bailey, who was writing a book about her. At that time … Continue reading

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SETTING THE TRAWL – My First Cobb Trip

By Bob Hitz, Blog # 33  Aug. 11, 2015 Memories of my first trip fifty-five years ago have become vague, with the exception of a few occurrences which were etched in my mind and some of those I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Bob’s article for National Fisherman, April, 1969

   

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Happy Birthday, Bob Hitz!

We wish to congratulate our friend and collaborator on his 82nd birthday. And he spent at least part of the time engaged in messing with technology for the blog. He has given us a marvelous document, a compilation of articles … Continue reading

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Sea Magazine interviews Charles R. “Bob” Hitz

   

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How knowing something can lead you astray

We have had an interesting time over the past three years, learning how an assumption we made allowed us to ignore some evidence that we really should not have ignored. It took Bob Hitz, with his interest in finding the … Continue reading

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The Moskovita Memoir–this fall from OSU Press!

Faithful readers will know how excited we are that Oregon State University Press will be republishing Living Off the Pacific Ocean Floor, George Moskovita’s memoir about his five decades fishing on the West Coast. It is set for publication this … Continue reading

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Cleaning our desk

We are extremely pleased to say that the book has gone to our publisher at last. Alert readers will remember this is the project we started during our fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, almost three years ago. … Continue reading

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Built in Seattle for fishing in China in 1947

This is another in our continuing series of blog posts about American-built boats that went sent to foreign countries after World War II. We have looked at vessels built for the Soviets, sent to Germany, and a research vessel sent … Continue reading

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R/V COMMANDO – College of Fisheries – Puget Sound

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz       Bob’s Posting #30         Mar. 17, 2015 Recently I was contacted by Jason Lim, a University of Washington (U/W) graduate student who is doing research on his Master’s thesis. The objective of the research … Continue reading

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