Worlds Safest Fishing Boat?

Sailorgp

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This type of boat has fished the Great Lakes for the past 75 years. Anyone familiar with this design? Are they seen in the Northeast at all?


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Sailorgp

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I took the photos when I was recently in Manitowoc, Wicsonsin...home of Burger Boat. Also Palmer Johnson and several other reputable boat & ship builders. Lotsa history in Manitowoc
 

Sailorgp

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Don't know a whole lot about how they were used. Nets were reeled out the stern and left overnight. Then reeled back in with a lot of fish in them. Gilnets perhaps? Small engines, they just chug along at hull speed. The really old ones were built of wood.
 

Dr Dude

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Great lakes gillnet tug is what it is, the Crosley gillnet lifters originally came from that part of the world

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I think if you were to drive the Agnes H into New London harbor nowadays, you might find yourself receiving a not so warm welcome by the authorities. :rolleyes: Interesting stuff. I have never seen this type of vessel before. Thanks for posting it.
 

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