If you happen to be in Seattle this Friday be sure to check out “Restoring Bristol Bay Gillnetter DIAMOND NN 59,” a free public lecture by Richard Sturgill.
Friday, September 19
Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street, Seattle
Captain Sturgill will describe the effort to accurately restore DIAMOND NN 59, a gillnetter donated to the Drayton Harbor Maritime Museum by Trident Seafood, to the way it looked and functioned when it was assigned to a crew of fishermen plying the waters of Bristol Bay under sail catching red salmon for the Alaska Packers Association. The museum in Blaine, Washington, makes DIAMOND NN 59 available to the public in telling the history of the double-ended sailing gillnetters that are unique to the Pacific Coast.
For more information, please visit: http://cwb.org/events/