Fishing boats at dry dock – work wanted

The F/V Ballad at dry dock in Astoria in 2006

This crab boat also fishes in Alaska longlining for Halibut and Black Cod her hull is aluminum and she features twin propellers

Unwieldy-looking out of water, this old tuna boat waits for paint
Unwieldy-looking out of water, silhouetted against a Springtime sky, this old tuna boat waits hopefully for paint

Boats of all kinds:
In dry dock, stored for the Winter, for repair and restoration, or for good:

Another side of the tuna troller - fish out of water

Another side of the tuna troller - a fish out of water

Here, out of the water, surrounded by pavement, they appear as monuments to their trade, sentinels of countless storms of the Pacific Graveyard, and showing the effects of work and weather.

The Raven rests in dry dock a veteran survivor of the Pacific Graveyard?

The Raven rests in dry dock, a veteran survivor of the Pacific Graveyard?

Slated for demolition and disposal, this old hull sits waiting

Slated for demolition and disposal, this old hull waits. A sleek, newer version can be seen in the background.

Some of these may have been salvaged, the remnants of a disaster awaiting disposal.

The ones that didn’t make it won’t be found here…

Gillnetter, troller and charter sit side by side out of the water and in storage

Gillnetter, troller and charter sit side by side out of the water and in storage

…instead swallowed by the surf and consumed by the elements.

A sailboat hull sits up on blocks, the Astoria-Megler bridge is backdrop

A sailboat hull sits up on blocks, the Astoria-Megler bridge is backdrop

A fiberglass crabber's name says it all

This fiberglass crabbers name says it all

A diminutive gillnetter

A diminutive Columbia River gillnetter

The Raven, a wooden fishing vessel, sits approximating her water-borne stance on blocks, the car in the background gives a little perspective for size

The Raven, a wooden fishing vessel, sits approximating her water-borne stance, the car in the background gives a little perspective for size

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  1. The old hull is the Marian Jean. A salmon troller built in 1942 by
    A E Jacobson. My father sold it 11 years ago to a man that let
    The Oregon and california licensnces expire then left it to sink at
    The dock twice in Warrington.

  2. The Raven was built in 1946 at the Franklin Boat Yards and is 46 feet long. She fished the Alaskan waters most of her career and was put in drydock approx 2 years ago. I own her now and work is commencing on refitting her to be a liveaboard. Shes actually in pretty good shape and will be afloat within a year.

  3. The Raven was built in 1946 at the Franklin Boat Yards and is 46 feet long. She fished the Alaskan waters most of her career and was put in drydock approx 2 years ago. I own her now and work is commencing on refitting her to be a liveaboard. Shes actually in pretty good shape and will be afloat within a year.

  4. The Raven was built in 1946 at the Franklin Boat Yards and is 46 feet long. She fished the Alaskan waters most of her career and was put in drydock approx 2 years ago. I own her now and work is commencing on refitting her to be a liveaboard. Shes actually in pretty good shape and will be afloat within a year.

  5. The Raven was built in 1946 at the Franklin Boat Yards and is 46 feet long. She fished the Alaskan waters most of her career and was put in drydock approx 2 years ago. I own her now and work is commencing on refitting her to be a liveaboard. Shes actually in pretty good shape and will be afloat within a year.

  6. Jack here, work is progressing on the Raven slowly, but steadily. I still haqve plans on a re launch in about a year, ready to go then. The Raven worked the waters for 40+ years, and will sail again for hopefully another 40!! More to come as work progresses

  7. Jack what is the Raven status. Dean

    • Im absolutely delighted to report that after a year of waiting and worrying, we have begun work on thye raven. Reefing the hull is in progress, its approx 30% completed as of today 7/26/10, The BIG news i8s that the Raven is being listed on a Historical Fishing Vessell websire in Washington DC. Was digitally scanned 2 days ago, pics are being posted on the website in about 3 weeks…further info…she’s a Ed Monk designed boat, built in 1946 by the Franklin Boat Works in Gig Harbor. Shes 100% Fir, and powered by by a 671 Gimmy. What happens after this depends on w2hat else i find out about her

      • I remember her in the late 40’s and 50’in Calif.she was owned then by Maurice Coliserto.

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