Tag Archives: History of Science

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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CAPTAIN TOM DUNATOV – A FRIEND

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting 27                    Jan. 30, 2015 Captain Tom Dunatov, one of the last NOAA civilian masters of the NOAA fleet, passed away on Friday December 5, 2014. He was a good friend and neighbor and … Continue reading

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HALIBUT DRAWING – 1976

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz    Bob’s Posting 26           Jan. 16, 2015   When I checked out Bernie Skud’s blog at <skudbe.net>, in the upper left hand corner I found my drawing of a Pacific halibut which brought back memories of a … Continue reading

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The labor problem with king crab

“We’re on our way to hell, mate!”[1] That’s the opening line of a gripping short story about life on a Japanese king crab canning boat in the 1930s. The story was written by Takiji Kobayashi (1903-1933), one of the most … Continue reading

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More American boats for post-war foreign fisheries

As we have noted, a number of fishing boats were either built or reconditioned shortly after World War II and shipped to various foreign countries.  In 1949, the U.S. Army bought 12 motor trawlers for the Germany fishing industry and … Continue reading

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Our 90th post! What’s next?

We are extremely pleased that Bob Hitz has taken the time to organize the blog a bit, by compiling a list of all my posts (you can find a list of Bob’s posts here). For some time now, we’ve been … Continue reading

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Birth of the COBB – January 1950

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz    Bob’s Posting 25                     Nov 12, 2014 The John N. Cobb’s external design was based on the large seiners that worked the California coast during the winter harvesting sardine and in the summer, Alaska, to capture … Continue reading

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Exploratory Fishing

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz Bob’s Post # 19 June 26, 2014 I was hired as a “Methods and Equipment Specialist” and it has mystified me for years. I was in the masters program at the College of Fisheries at the … Continue reading

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PACIFIC EXPLORER – Second Trip – The Bering Sea, part 2 of 2

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz         Bob’s Posting 15B     May 24, 2014 Due to reports of ice in the Bering Sea they changed the rendezvous point to Pavlof Bay on the south side of the Alaskan Peninsula. This was an area … Continue reading

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King crab in Alaska, 1929

We have been busy! Unfortunately not with blogging. We’ve been teaching, always a black hole in terms of time. And when we’re not thinking about teaching, we’re thinking about our book, which, we regret to say, is not quite like … Continue reading

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