MAR 12, 2019 - AN EXCELLENT STORY: 'Down Memory Lane: From side trawlers to stern trawlers'

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MAR 12, 2019 - AN EXCELLENT STORY: 'Down Memory Lane: From side trawlers to stern trawlers'

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:38 pm

Thanks to FISHERY NATION for a lead to this story:

THE WESTERN STAR: (3.12.19) Down Memory Lane: From side trawlers to stern trawlers

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"Bill Dolimount spent 18 months as a deck-hand on the “Blue Mist” before the vessel was lost Feb. 18, 1966. He “saw some bad days on her”, he said; “twice she heaved out when I was on her; including one time when we had a full load of fish onboard but luckily the weather was not bad.”

Men manning the trawlers spent very little time at home with their families, only in port for a few days. A crew member would take a trip or two off. Dolimount luckily decided to stay home during that fateful February voyage of the “Mist” in 1966.

“There was no specific reason I decided to take that trip off”, he said, “and if the ‘Mist hadn’t been lost I would have went back on her for the next trip.”"


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