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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sakamoto Brothers Boatbuilding at Osland

Above is the beautiful gillnetter Bee, built 1933 at Osland. She might be double-ended or round-sterned, but hard-chined (vee-bottom) which is very unusual. It’s launching day. There’s another boatshop in the background, along with one or two houses and a substantial deer fence. This may be one of the earliest streamlined pilothouses. Photo from the[.....]

Gillnetters at Cassiar Cannery

Storing gillnetters ashore for the winter, at Cassiar Cannery outside Prince Rupert. These were probably taken either before or during WWII, some of the boats have round front proper pilothouses, but many are still the little square one-man box. Also they all seem to have the outside horns on the stern roller, before the taller[.....]