The Long Colorful Life of the CARTHAGINIAN

When the builders of the schooner Wandia launched her in Denmark in 1921, they couldn’t have imagined that she’d get a moment in the limelight. She was a workhorse for many years; she began by hauling cargo in the Baltic Sea for her original owner, a...

Not Found in Supermarkets

George Mara, statistician for Coating Engineering Corporation, holds up 15 lb and 17 lb specimens caught near Corsair Canyon on the Eastern edge of Georges Bank. No photographer attribution Year unknown

Old School

From the original photo description: “One of the smaller canoes with its crew of three about to depart for a night’s fishing. Contrast of primitive equipment with modern buildings in the background is typical of Mexico.” 1962, no photographer...

It Starts Out Here

Aboard an Alaskan salmon troller, this crew member dresses the catch for market. The photo date is unknown, but was originally published in Pacific Fisherman, a similar publication for the west coast which was bought and absorbed by NF in the mid 1960s.

West Coast Giggers

The Cornish gig Treffrey was a noteworthy entrant at the second annual Traditional Small Craft Association meet in Santa Cruz in October, 1979. She reportedly had a top hull speed of 10 knots, and had travelled around 400 miles over land for the event from Arcata, CA,...

Handlining Mackerel

In the Gulf Stream near Hatteras Island, Fred Fox hauls a king mackerel aboard his offshore commercial rig. (1990)