The F/V Fargo 1982

Our list of lost fishing vessels of the Pacific Graveyard is unparalleled, and as such, we just had no room to tell the individual stories of these boats that sank, instead listed simply as “to respect and remember” the neighbors, friends and family lost at sea.
Author Abigail Calkin, Ph. D. is writing a book based on the F/V Fargo, a 52-ft. trawler which sank in 1982.
Here is a link to her story hosted on Scroll In Space, the title is “Against the Net”.
Abigail’s contact information is as follows, and NW Limited…History in Vogue thanks her for permission to link to her story behind the date and name on our list that relates to the F/V Fargo.
Abigail B. Calkin, Ph.D.
POB 238
Gustavus, AK (Alaska) 99826
tel 907-697-2825
fax 907-697-2765
cell 907-957-1687
abicalkin@aol.com

http://www.abigailbcalkin.com

For more information on our shipwreck chart combined with the list of lost fishing vessels of the Pacific Graveyard (Oregon and Washington coasts and lower Columbia River), please visit our website
NW Limited…History in VogueTM and choose “Dead Reckoning” from the category list at the left.

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Fisher Poets 2010 in Astoria, Oregon

This weekend, February 26th, 27th and 28th, the Fisher Poets schedule for the 2010 event includes poetry readings, slide shows, music, workshops, an open boat tour and more.

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)


Stay abreast of the happenings at the website above, don’t miss the rare gathering of those that live life on the edge and the writings inspired by their unique lifestyle.

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Fisher Poets 2010 Feb. 26, 27 & 28 2010

More details soon on the 13th annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon!
More details will be available soon on the Clatsop Community College website
Events include speakers and performers from around the Northwest; music, poetry, film screenings, book signings and more.
Don’t miss this cultural gathering of the men and women that work the most dangerous job in the world as they wax poetic or sing their blues in the key of “sea”!

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 10:05 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Columbia River Gillnetter

We have a little press courtesy of the CRFPU (Columbia River Fishermen’s Protective Union) for our lost fishing vessel list which is featured on Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard.
The Winter 2009 issue has nearly a page on the chart!

NW Limited...History in Vogue has the newest most complete shipwreck chart of the Columbia River Oregon and Washington coast

To have your issue mailed, subscribe or for other questions call 503-325-2702
For more information about the sunken ship chart, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

Fisher Poets 2009 in Astoria, Oregon

This weekend, February 27, 28 and March 1, Fisher Poets schedule for the 2009 event includes poetry readings, slide shows,  music, workshops, an open boat tour and more.

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)


Stay abreast of the happenings at the website above, don’t miss the rare gathering of those that live life on the edge and the writings inspired by their unique lifestyle.

Published in: on February 24, 2009 at 7:07 am  Comments (3)  
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F/V Network sinks on the Tillamook Bar

The F/V Network capsized Friday morning as they hauled their crab pots out over the Tillamook Bar to begin the 2008-2009 Dungeness crab season.
Here is a link to the video taken as the incident occurred
Of the three on board the boat, two crew members were lost.
Our shipwreck chart also carries a list of the lost fishing vessels from this region, making the chart unique in that aspect.  

The list, showing the letterpress technique on handmade paper used to depict these lost vessels. This is the largest and most complete list available, and is updated as boats are lost.  Not all represent loss of life, thankfully, but many such as the F/V Network, do.  (click to see the chart they are a part of)

The list, showing the letterpress technique on handmade paper used to depict these lost vessels. This is the largest and most complete list available, and is updated as boats are lost. Not all represent loss of life, thankfully, but many such as the F/V Network, do. (click to see the chart they are a part of)

        
While it would be a comfort to never add to the list again, we continue to update the list, and in doing so offer a somber remembrance to those who make their living in the waters of the Pacific Graveyard.

Presented with respect to the families, the survivors and those who have been lost in this pursuit.

The survivors of the F/V Network loss, friends and family have our condolences.

503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com for more information.

Published in: on November 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Commercial Fisherman Expo and Hotdog Highliners Competition


Sunday, Sept. 7th – in conjunction with Astoria’s Sunday Market, there will be a Commercial Fishing Expo and Hotdog Highliners Competition.
Don’t miss your chance to rub shoulders with the ilk of hard-working men and women that work the waters of the Pacific Graveyard, many of whom also fish the Bering Sea in the industry made famous by Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch.
Entrants must have registered by Sept. 3 in order to compete.
Competitions include the Dover Sole Relay Race, Forklift Coin-flip, and teams made up of three highliner “deckhands” successfully completing a series of tasks such as eating oysters, donning a survival suit, stacking crab pots and knot-tying in order to gain bragging rights and donated prizes.
In addition to these, there will be entertainment in the form of commercial fishing demonstrations, Sea Shanty songs by the Living Historians, fisher poets and
NW Limited…History in VogueTM will be there as a vendor in our usual spot as well as at the Fishing Expo.
Englund Marine, Polk-Riley Printing, Junes Ltd., J&H Boatworks, Jon’s Seafood and Pier 39 are some of the sponsors.
Links:
Fishing Contest Enlivens North Coast Oregon Town

West coast fishery most deadly

An AP article published April 25, 2008 claims that the coasts of Oregon, Washington and California have claimed more lives even than Alaska waters, including the Bering Sea, where Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch is filmed. (Click to read the article)
“The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released a report Thursday detailing the hazards of fishing off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington. The report said those three states combined for a fatality rate more than twice as high as the national commercial fishing average between the years of 2000 and 2006.”
One of the somber features of Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard includes a list of lost fishing vessels from the region. It is the most complete list of lost fishing vessels to date. The list was obtained from multiple local, long-time fishermen, their families, local publications and Coast Guard reports.
A list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coast
A detail photo of the lost fishing vessels list, printed on handmade paper using an antique letter press by Oblation Papers in Portland, Oregon.
The result is a respectful, enduring memorial to the lives lost in the commercial fishing industry of the Oregon and Washington coasts.
The list is featured on the premium framed chart by NW Limited…History in VogueTM as shown below:

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard by NW Limited...History in Vogue of Astoria, Oregon

503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com to find out more

Fishing for words?

If you’re in town for the 11th annual Fisher Poet’s Gathering, you might come on up to NW Limited…History in VogueTM and have a look at our newest offering of Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, featuring a list of the lost fishing vessels from the region. We are just two minutes from downtown on the hillside overlooking the Columbia River. Call for your appointment: 503-338-6056
The commercial fishing industry is a dangerous one, and while many of the boats on the list went down without a life lost (and often thanks to the heroic United States Coast Guard), there will always be those vessel names associated with the sudden loss of peers.
The list of fishing vessels is featured on handmade paper, and printed using an antique letter press; giving a tactile depth to the dates and the names which are so evocative of a way of life on the edge.
This is just one aspect of this magnificent gathering of maritime history, one which encompasses the lives of those we lost while working on the sea, and the memories we all share as part of this community. 
The list of lost vessels in itself speaks volumes of the ultimate price paid for the living made on the sea.  Where words fail, all that is needed are the dates and the names…most of us know the rest.
Custom tributes within this run of 500 matted, framed charts are more than welcome, since each framed chart is hand-built and assembled right here in Astoria, Oregon.
Call or email Bill to see how we can immortalize your memories. 503-338-6056

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