Everett Fishermen, Washington (Images of America Series)

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In the late 1890s, the migration of Croatian and Norwegian fishermen to Washington State launched an era of worldwide exportation of salmon from the Puget Sound and surrounding waters. Specific to Everett came a group of fishermen proficient in the art of purse seining. With dauntless energy, they set about the task of conquering the open waters to survive in their newfound home. Often their journey was successful, but at times the battle turned disastrous. Ships were sunk, lives were lost, and dreams were flung...
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Overview


In the late 1890s, the migration of Croatian and Norwegian fishermen to Washington State launched an era of worldwide exportation of salmon from the Puget Sound and surrounding waters. Specific to Everett came a group of fishermen proficient in the art of purse seining. With dauntless energy, they set about the task of conquering the open waters to survive in their newfound home. Often their journey was successful, but at times the battle turned disastrous. Ships were sunk, lives were lost, and dreams were flung into the sea. On the home front, wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters shared in the quest, often working long hours at processing plants and other local industries. All the while, the women and their children kept their eyes on the horizon, anticipating the safe return of loved ones.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738558318
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Members of Everett fishing families, led by Kay Zuanich, were looking to preserve their long maritime history when they created the Fisherman's Tribute Committee. Through the combined efforts of the committee and the authorship of RaeJean Hasenoehrl, the depths of Everett's fishing industry, its families, and its culture have been captured here. The images in this book, generously donated by many families, bring Everett's maritime history to life, granting a bounteous gift of knowledge and heritage to present and future generations.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Everett Marina     9
The Methods of Fishing     19
Tools of the Trade     27
The Catch     41
In Alaskan Waters     53
Partners of the Industry     61
The Men     73
Home, Family, and Friends     87
The Boats     97
The Fishing Industry Today     117
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