The 102-year-old halibut fishing schooner Tordensjkold spearheads a small fleet of Seattle-based commercial fishing vessels as they steam into their second centuries on the Alaska fishing grounds. Halibut fishing schooner-style is and always has been a family affair. Some of these venerable vessels have been passed from father to son to grandson and nearly everybody in this most historic of commercial fisheries has a blood relationship to the fleet. These old boats aren’t hobby vessels or museum pieces; they’re hardened work boats that compete head-to-head with modern vessels, as they’ve been doing since 1911. Climb aboard a halibut schooner in this excerpt from Tordenskjold: Boat of the Century.  Check out NauticalMedia on Youtube for other great fishing  video treats

 

Written by JuneauTek

I'm loving life in Alaska! Check out my viewpoint from Alaska, as I go commercial fishing and skiing thru the land of the midnight sun. This is Alaska commercial fishing shown the way it should be, from fishermen. When, I'm not working on the high seas, I enjoy time with my family in Juneau, AK enjoying life, love and salmon in southeast Alaska

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