The ol’ Pelican served us so well; sure loved that seaworthy and hard working boat. Weathered us through some big storms and hauled in plenty of fish through it’s big bill of a bow. This winter we’ve made the move to invest in a different boat for the fishery here and sold the Pelican. Learned so much in the last seven years working onboard this little 31 ft boat and looking forward to diving into a summer of harvesting on our new one.
Our new seabird, the F/V Heron, flies a little faster across the water, has bigger deck space for working together, and bigger fish holds below deck for carrying the catch back to town.
Named after the solitary coastal bird, we love watching herons carefully fish along the shorelines here in Alaska. Herons patiently wade into the water's edge or can be sometimes seen on a floating bed of kelp waiting for a meal to swim by.
Can't wait to put this boat to work this salmon season.