Sunday, July 23, 2006

A Tenderman's View

In the sidebar, I included tenders from Columbia River, Puget Sound, as well as Alaska. A lot of the fleets when I was tendering were previously PAF vessels, and the AFU had branches in Astoria and even San Francisco. I guess I'm presenting a tenderman's view, rather than creating a company history. NEFCO is my point of departure, but it would be fun to hear from others. Like myself, I imagine some worked for more than one outfit over the years.


Anonymous Justin Strom said...

I noticed the picture of the tender the Copper King. I decked on the King for a few years. It used to be called the Annie Arlene. Western Fisheries bought it in the 30's and coupled it with the Copper Queen. A slightly smaller version. The three boats, the other being the Cora B were designed for the Copper River flats. They only drew about 36 inches of water when empty. I remember the radio call letters, WB4790 the Copper King. This picture looks like it was in front of the old Carlisle cannery which become Nefco and burned in Cordova. That is when they built the new Orca plant.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Spartacus O'Neal said...

My pal Buck Meloy fishes the Copper Flats. Thanks for the history!

7:10 PM  

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