Tag Archives: John N. Cobb

John Nathan Cobb, the man, not the ship

We here at the blog have written a great deal about the R/V John N. Cobb, but it occurs to us that readers might be interested in the human being behind the boat. He was an interesting man, a self-taught … Continue reading

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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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FISH FLOUR and the Cobb Midwater Trawl

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz    Bob’s Posting 29                   Mar. 9, 2015 Fish Flour brings back a lot of memories and the Ballad of the Hake enforces them. Reading them leaves one feeling that the hake project and fish flour were … Continue reading

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The DEEP SEA and the Fish and Wildlife Service

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting 28                     Feb. 13, 2015 When I was on the Cobb between 1960 and 1970, Pete Larson, the skipper (1959 -1981) used to talk about Jose Franco, who was skipper 1956 -1957. He said … Continue reading

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R/V JOHN N. COBB – July 1960 – Bob’s 1st Inspection

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Post # 23                      Oct. 11, 2014 I reported to work on July 5, 1960 at the Montlake Lab’s Exploratory Fishing and Gear Research Base and was excited to go aboard and inspect its research … Continue reading

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A Welcome to Charles R. (Bob) Hitz

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz is a marine biologist who worked for the U. S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Seattle, Washington’s Exploratory Fishing and Gear Research Base (EFGRB) from 1960 to 1970.  He, along with their research vessel John N. Cobb, … Continue reading

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