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WESTERN FLYER – Converted to a Trawler

By Charles (Bob) Hitz, Nov. 11, 2015   Blog Post 36 After World War II the bottom fish market began to grow. Petrale sole made up a large percentage of the landings and the catch of rockfish, specifically Pacific Ocean perch … Continue reading

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The Western Flyer: Steinbeck’s Boat, The Sea of Cortez, and the Saga of Pacific Fisheries.

By Kevin M. Bailey. The University of Chicago Press, 2015. Reviewed by Donald Gunderson A rich blend of philosophy, ecology, history, and first-rate literature lies behind the unassuming title for The Western Flyer: Steinbeck’s Boat, The Sea of Cortez, and … Continue reading

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The long, strange voyage of the Western Flyer continues…

Kevin Bailey has an update on the Western Flyer. It sank last January and was raised again on July 5.  It was towed to Pt. Townsend. Work has begun to dismantle the boat. The deckhouse will be taken off and … Continue reading

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