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What kind of boat? Where is it going?

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My guess; it is a purse seinner. It appears t be towing a small boat in its wake which would be used to play out the seine. Also there is a boom on the mast which could be used to dip the fish out of the seine once it is pursed up.

 

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I go with what Wishin said...purse. That would be an early Omega Protein boatwink.gif. As to where it's going, I'd have to say the bottom of the ocean, as those steamers had a propensity to blow up!

 

[This message has been edited by MayorMcFish (edited 02-26-2001).]

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You guys are good. It is obviously an old steamer and it is a seiner that targeted menhaden in Narragansett Bay. The NOAA plate describes the image as, "The Menhaden steamer Joseph Church approaching the oil and guano factory in Tiverton, RI."

 

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...talk about a sh@#$y job...I guess they had cormorants in those days...more likely lots of terns and gulls.

 

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J habs

To be a sword boat it would need a crow's nest in the mast to spot swordfish finning on the surfacr. It would also need a bow pulpit for the person to throw the harpoon from.

To Mayormcfish

I like that response, I think ,by now, you have to be right.Either that or sitting around in some boat breaking yard.

To Fish eye

Come on.Give us another one

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WIWF and Habs

 

John, I know your facination with wooden boats, and how much you like to restore them, but WIWF is right...that boat was a Menhaden steamer headed for the "turd factory".

 

Hab, here's an easy one. What kind of boat is this and where is she headed? wink.gifsmile.gifwink.gif

 

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Image credit: NOAA - circa 1880

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I found another image that may account for why John Habs -- custom plug maker extraordinaire -- thought that boat was a sword boat.

 

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As you can see from this image, Habs had a great, great grandfather, Horatio Habs that was a famous harpooner.

 

This close up will confirm the resemblance.

 

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This might account for why Hab is not only known for his ability to turn wood into great plugs, but also his casting ability. It seems that John comes from a long line of "woodchuckers." wink.gifwink.gif

 

 

[This message has been edited by Fish_Eye (edited 02-27-2001).]

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Mayor,

 

I pulled that image off an old archive page that might have come from NOAA's NMF connection. Sorry I don't remember the details. I would guess that the picture is from the late 1800's.

 

I'm surprised you didn't know that Horatio invented the polarized glasses; they were know as the "Horatio Hornrims". smile.gif

 

[This message has been edited by Fish_Eye (edited 02-27-2001).]

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