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Old Dec 2, 2010, 12:40 AM   #1
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While waiting for my boat to go on the trailer I took a walk and found the boat graveyard. Sad stuff in there. Here's a few. It was wet and the blackberries were thick.
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Old Dec 2, 2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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Here's a couple more. And the welcome tranquel view I had (from the other way of course) when I turned in out of the storm.

I managed to save one and drive it away from there...Phew!!!
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Great set...!

So sad to see all those boats like that...

Glad yours is going to be OK...
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What a fertile ground for great photography opportunities though.
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Those are good pix but sad - I guess people especially don't want the maintenance of a wood boat anymore.

I remember you said you found Scouse in a blackberry patch and was wondering if this graveyard was the place you found it.

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No Ted, I picked mine up down in a used car lot in Portland.
They're not all wooden boats in there a lot are just dumped for pure economics. Salmon fishing used to be huge here but for years they've been overfished to the point of near extinction. The fishermen would set up a huge cry to their reps about ruining their livelyhood. Well guess what,no fish, no livelyhood. A lot of those boats are gill netters, they just don't give the fish a chance.....Oh, Oh! Political statements....

I believe the graveyard is on Tribal lands, so most of those boats would be Indian owned.

Yeh Dave. I plan on a more leisurely trip in the spring, there's a lot more out there.

Thanks Wiz. I'll bet you've seen your share of fishing boats down in Aberdeen. We used to have a place in Ocean Shores years back. Aberdeen was a good place for breakfast driving in.
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For the better part... well frankly... darn none really seem to be fitting... So there are still some boat Frankinsteins out there... Lord thats a lot of work to be done Hope you got a all the parts ya need... Looks that some hold a lot more than just refurbishing I pictured some of the older ones as becoming to be placed on the side of some new refurbished rest rants with the bows looking seaward or up stream all it would take is to cut the middle and mount on the side of the buildings maybe even one with the bow and rear sticking out as well ... or a whole one as a cuddle spot .. the wooden ones of course would be great for this but those fiberglass would would as well.... where is this one located? Old play houses for the grand kids HA Ha Land oh ho... yea matey!

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Thanks Wiz. I'll bet you've seen your share of fishing boats down in Aberdeen. We used to have a place in Ocean Shores years back. Aberdeen was a good place for breakfast driving in.
I lived in Ocean Shores from Sept. 1st, '99 'till I moved to Aberdeen 5 years
ago... I always found Westport more interesting though, had more character...

Ya, the fishing industry is all but dead around here from what I can see...
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I lived in Ocean Shores from Sept. 1st, '99 'till I moved to Aberdeen 5 years
ago... I always found Westport more interesting though, had more character...

Ya, the fishing industry is all but dead around here from what I can see...


Its a circle we all have to live by it seems... but there has to be other means as well or life will all die... So how is the weather down there right now today ? Port orchard here foggy today...
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No Ted, I picked mine up down in a used car lot in Portland.
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They're not all wooden boats in there a lot are just dumped for pure economics.
I know some of them were glass, but most of the working boats were wood and if I had to earn my living on the water I wouldn't be too excited about a wood boat either.

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A lot of those boats are gill netters, they just don't give the fish a chance.....Oh, Oh! Political statements....
Yeah well we all seem to be able to cut off our noses to spite our faces. After all, it is an established fact that every time we gas up we're funding Al-Qaeda, but we still do it.

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