A Boat for Dad – PEI

Today is the first in a series of posts I call “A Boat for Dad”. My Dad was a commercial fisherman on the pacific coast for over 65 years. He had many boats in his career including trollers, seiners, and crab boats. Since I have been travelling on the east coast, Dad keeps asking me to find him a boat. Of course, it has to be a free boat which I can tow home for him :)

For the next few days I am going to posts photos of commercial fishing boats from the Maritime provinces, starting today with Prince Edward Island. In case you missed it, I already posts a couple of photos from the Malpeque Fishing Village and a boat called “Pure Mussel”.

As always, you can click these images to view larger versions.

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
Boats in Malpeque Bay
Boats in Malpeque Bay
Malpeque Mariner
Malpeque Mariner
Malpeque Mariner Stern View
Malpeque Mariner Stern View

Tomorrow’s post will contain fishing boats from Newfoundland.

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  1. says

    Lovely photos, as always, Anne.

    Do you happen to know if your dad knew a commercial fisherman out of Vancouver, named Jim Dubois? Jim was a fine Flickr friend to scores or hundreds of people, who died six months ago after having lived three additional years than he would have because he got a new lung. Sadly, an infection took him last May. Shortly afterward, some Flickr friends learned of a program by BC Parks to install benches throughout their system, and we contributed $1,500 for one in Jim’s memory.

    Here is a wonderful article about Jim’s bench, published on Nov 17 in the Campbell River Mirror:
    http://www.campbellrivermirror.com/community/134075678.html

    And here is a photo of the bench right alongside the Campbell River that Jim loved:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1655195@N20/discuss/72157627679188986/
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    • says

      Hi Mim, thank you very much for the compliment. Maybe my Dad will read this and let us know if he knew your friend. I imagine if Jim Dubois lived in Campbell River my Dad probably did know him. Thanks for including the link.

      Dedicating the park bench was a very thoughtful thing to do for someone you haven’t met. That just goes to show much internet connections are real connections you make with people who affect each others lives. So many of the social networks seem like numbers games where people try to get as many friends or followers as they can, but I really appreciate the real interactions with people who have similar interests. I would rather have fewer numbers and more meaningful interactions.

      • says

        It would be so nice if your dad knew Jim.

        And I totally agree with you. I carefully restrict whom I make a contact on Flickr or make a friend on Facebook or make a follower on Twitter or circle on Google Plus. It’s not just that I’m averse to the race to the top in numbers, but I do want quality time with people I feel are of like mind. The problem, of course, is that four-letter word, time. There’s never enough of it to do justice to all those I’d like to interact with regularly.

        It was Flickr that got me started in social media, and I’ve made many virtual and, yes, real live friends through it.
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