Tag Archives: Astoria

Astoria, 1947

There are many ways of looking at history. We can look at events, or at the people who were involved in the events, and we can look at how things came together in significant ways.  There is often another dimension … Continue reading

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Dr. George Yost Harry, 1919-2015

It is with regret that we write of the passing of Dr. George Yost Harry, who was a central figure in the early days of West Coast groundfish research.  Dr. Harry was one of the first employees the Oregon Fish … Continue reading

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Captain George Moskovita Memoir to be republished by OSU Press

We are extremely pleased (thrilled, actually!) to announce that Oregon State University Press is going to republish Living off the Pacific Ocean Floor, the memoir by pioneer Astoria trawler, Captain George Moskovita. We are big fans of George, and grateful … Continue reading

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Knowing by way of the boats

We’ve been fascinated by the way Bob Hitz has been uncovering an aspect of history that has received little attention, the gear development group headed by Dayton Lee Alverson.  It shows there was a coordinated federal effort to expand commercial … Continue reading

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Return to the Oregon coast – April 2013

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz                       Bobs Posting #10                 June 20, 2013 My wife and I decided to visit the Oregon coast for a week in April 2013.  It has been a number of … Continue reading

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The perch spot and the fisherman’s black book

 Charles R. (Bob) Hitz                                                       Oct. 29, 2012 In George Moskovita’s book “Living off the Pacific Ocean Floor” he mentions fisherman Jackie Ray. “He was something, that fellow.  He went places in the fishing business.  … Continue reading

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Another voice from Astoria in 1949

It was the spring of 1949 and the graduate students at the School of Fisheries at the University of Washington were all looking for jobs. The most exciting ones were in Alaska, but for a young biologist with a family … Continue reading

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“Living off the Pacific Ocean Floor”

“In 1965, we found new fishing grounds for Ocean Perch off the Oregon Coast. We were running and I was watching the fathometer. Suddenly I saw a big black spot on the screen. I got pretty excited because I knew … Continue reading

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