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WESTERN FLYER – 2015 Wooden Boat Festival

By Bob Hitz,   Blog 35          Sept. 20, 2015 On Friday September 11, the first day of the 2015 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, I was on one of the new Washington State Ferries crossing Admiralty Inlet from Whidbey Island to … Continue reading

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Towards a curriculum in Pacific fisheries history

As regular readers know, we often rail about the lack of history materials about the development of fishing and fisheries science in the Pacific. Most of the history on the development of fisheries has been focused on the Atlantic, where … 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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The Western Flyer, a part of Northwest fisheries history

I’m not the only person interested in Pacific fisheries history. Kevin Bailey, a senior scientist at NOAA in Seattle, is interested as well. He’s working on a book about a legendary West Coast boat, the Western Flyer, once chartered by … Continue reading

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