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when I cut two fingers off, my friend Harold Burnham of Essex ma. gave me a copy of Lone Voyager. Blackburn lost all his digits and then sailed across the pond solo if I remember 3 times.
That was when men were men and fishermen were tough bastards
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Interesting you say that. I did something similar recently, when my friend, a life-long user of power tools, had a ghastly injury to his hand while using a wood splitter.

I too sent him a copy of Joseph Garland’s, LONE VOYAGER.

That said, I came back on this thread because of the 1940 26-foot Winchenbaugh over in the FOUND BOATS section raises the topic of boats by that Friendship, Maine builder.

Here is a photo of the Winchenbaugh shop, I believe taken in 1951. “Doc” Breed’s 38-foot JAGUAR is shown being launched. He had learned Bluefin Tiuna harpooning as a teenager on a smaller Winchenbaugh-built boat, the THETIS, out of Lane’s Cove, Gloucester, in the 1930s.

This was his first fishing boat, ordered after establishing a private medical practice and having served in the U. S. Navy as a combat physician in the Pacific Theatre in World War II.

She was powered with a 3-71 G. M. diesel, which according to some would have contributed to its being a very sneaky boat. Supposedly there is something about in-line engines with an odd number of cylinders that makes them run exceptionally smoothly.

Only a nine-knot boat, but he slayed Giant Bluefin Tuna by harpoon with that rig.




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The Christmas Cove man with the 600lb. BFT, did he fish alone,or 2 men? And did he row in with the BFT behind him? Talk about the Old man and the Sea.
 

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Some of the older Downeast Lobster boats were only rigged with what some called a "Bristol hauler", that is, no davit; just yank the trap aboard by hand after it breaks the surface by way of the rail-mounted "winch-head".
 

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Now there is a boat with some history, if you remember or want to research the "Honour Brown Storm" of November 1980.

Interesting background before launch, too. An over-sized Downeast Lobster boat designed by Aage Nielsen, a famous sailing yacht designer, reportedly drawing it for his son-in-law, the boat owner.
 

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Passing through Ileseboro (corrected from N. Haven) end of last season, and had to take a couple shots of her. Appreciate seeing classic lobster boats that are taken good care of.
 
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Now THERE's a Downeast in the older Jonesporter/Beals Island style!

No geeky spray rails on her.

Built by Vinal Beal, in 1959 (thank you, Jon Johansen, researcher/historian).
 
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Any idea of location, boat name, or owner? There are legible numbers for a good investigator.

Is it a staged photo? He's not really hauling pots; his punt is alongside.

We know it's in Maine: there's a fog bank in the background.
 
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