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Paul Pless
01-22-2014, 09:41 AM
http://images.craigslist.org/01212_cQqjmN3bg9Y_600x450.jpg

Draketail
01-22-2014, 09:44 AM
Looks a little out of place.....

adampet
01-22-2014, 09:47 AM
They knew you were looking....
Adam

moTthediesel
01-22-2014, 10:13 AM
That's like trying to sell one of these in Maine.

http://www.harveyhadland.com/Images/Vagabond%20b.jpg

bogdog
01-22-2014, 10:14 AM
That boat has been around, guess they're trying new markets.

bobbys
01-22-2014, 11:13 AM
I'm still trying to figure out how that rock got on M ars.

I cannot waste valuable brain time figuring out why this boat is there or why Glenn lives in Texas.

Come on man!

rbgarr
01-22-2014, 07:02 PM
That's like trying to sell one of these in Maine.

http://www.harveyhadland.com/Images/Vagabond%20b.jpg

I saw some of those with that side rig on Upper Huron Bay this past summer. What is it?

LongIslandBoy
01-22-2014, 07:07 PM
I saw some of those with that side rig on Upper Huron Bay this past summer. What is it?

More appropriately, WHY is it?

bogdog
01-22-2014, 07:17 PM
More appropriately, WHY is it?Great Lakes fishing tug, catches me my whitefish which is then smoked and shipped to my grocery store.

Dan McCosh
01-22-2014, 07:43 PM
We use a Maine-built lobster boat as our committee boat.

The Bigfella
01-22-2014, 07:58 PM
We use a Maine-built lobster boat as our committee boat.

You have a committee?

... and why is it on CL?

moTthediesel
01-22-2014, 08:03 PM
More appropriately, WHY is it?

The covered deck allows working the gear mid-winter with some degree of protection. Bear in mind that Great Lakes winter air temperatures can be much lower than would be experienced in most ocean areas.

Paul Pless
01-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Here's a fish tug that I ran across last fall on shore near Lake Michigan.



http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/DSC_5218_zps4fd55f85.jpg?t=1364610101

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/DSC_5219_zps00d30fc3.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/DSC_5220_zpsfb9b0c53.jpg

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
01-22-2014, 08:23 PM
I worked a Summer on this boat back in the 70's.
Mostly fished for Lake Erie Yellow Perch.
We called her Beth.

http://m8.i.pbase.com/o4/71/3971/1/91559548.SUKq6eq4.beth1.jpg

Paul Pless
01-22-2014, 08:26 PM
I worked a Summer on this boat back in the 70's.still around and still working? tough boats. . .

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
01-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Everythings gone now Paul.
They tore down The Kishman Fish Co. and replaces it with high end condo's.


http://m5.i.pbase.com/o4/71/3971/1/91559555.CxIwPnec.kishman3.jpg


http://www.vermilionohio.org/vermviews/fishbend.jpg

rbgarr
01-22-2014, 09:18 PM
We call 'em fishing tugs. Gill netter I think. White fish, pickerel, same as on Erie out of Port Dover.

What's Upper Huron Bay? The North Channel ? Georgian Bay ?

Thanks for the response. I didn't mean to capitalize 'Upper'. I saw it on the south side of Manitoulin Island.

rbgarr
01-22-2014, 09:28 PM
We call 'em fishing tugs. Gill netter I think. White fish, pickerel, same as on Erie out of Port Dover.

What's Upper Huron Bay? The North Channel ? Georgian Bay ?

Thanks for the response. I didn't mean to capitalize 'Upper'. I saw it on the south side of Manitoulin Island.

P.L.Lenihan
01-22-2014, 09:57 PM
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2ce23b3127ccef1109871263400000050O02BauGzJmyZA9 vPgo/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00200232685020121003061315102.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/
Crossed paths with this one on Lac St.Louis .It was odd as both of us closed in, for we both were eager to take a picture of the other.It is a unique boat,in these parts, far from the Great Lakes, and calls Montreal home now. They apparently can convert well to become very roomy and cozy cruisers. They possess a handsome, rugged, charm like only work boats can. I haven't been aboard her yet, but those who have claim it has a fire place on board.

Would make a nifty live-a-board for someone from Hell. :D



Cheers!


Peter

Reynard38
01-22-2014, 10:13 PM
http://images.craigslist.org/01212_cQqjmN3bg9Y_600x450.jpg

Well... How much are they asking?

Dan McCosh
01-23-2014, 09:35 AM
You have a committee?

... and why is it on CL? Race committee. We had it built in Maine; not for sale yet. Repurposed lobster boats are fairly common around here.

Michael D. Storey
01-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Race committee. We had it built in Maine; not for sale yet. Repurposed lobster boats are fairly common around here.

Speaking of, I saw the word lobstavore today for the first time. Maybe I should try to get out more.

moTthediesel
01-23-2014, 03:26 PM
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2ce23b3127ccef1109871263400000050O02BauGzJmyZA9 vPgo/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00200232685020121003061315102.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/
Crossed paths with this one on Lac St.Louis .It was odd as both of us closed in, for we both were eager to take a picture of the other.It is a unique boat,in these parts, far from the Great Lakes, and calls Montreal home now. They apparently can convert well to become very roomy and cozy cruisers. They possess a handsome, rugged, charm like only work boats can. I haven't been aboard her yet, but those who have claim it has a fire place on board.

Would make a nifty live-a-board for someone from Hell. :D



Peter,

We used to see some of those here on the upper St. Lawrence. When the large scale commercial fishing industry collapsed up in the lakes a few of those made their way down here to be used as work boats. I always have found their purposeful ugliness somehow attractive.

Tom

S/V Laura Ellen
01-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Part of the local fleet.

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/60152629.jpg

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
01-23-2014, 07:23 PM
Part of the local fleet.

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/60152629.jpg




Some of the other Local fishing boats that worked on the Vermilion River.
You remember the Vermilion River Allan, we had dinner and a beer at the restraunt there.
Nothing but plastic boats and a few nice Lymans left today.


http://m2.i.pbase.com/o6/71/3971/1/91559552.RLRM0jxO.verm3_proc1small.jpg

Draketail
01-23-2014, 10:29 PM
I just realized that I saw Miss Mac II at the Antique and Classic show at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum back in June 2013. Talked to the owners a bit. She was a family work boat that got a major sprucing up once she retired to the life of a picnic cruiser. I was impressed enough to take a number of pictures. Seems she won the Peoples Choice award at the show...

She is presently listed on http://www.deadrise4sale.com/Newest.html for $39,000. Powered by a 305 Chevy.

And, no, I have no finaicial interest in Miss Mac II. Not that I wouldn't mind.....

Full Tilt
01-23-2014, 10:34 PM
Thanks for the response. I didn't mean to capitalize 'Upper'. I saw it on the south side of Manitoulin Island.


The south side of Manitoulin Island is either "Georgian Bay" to the east or "Lake Huron" to the west.

I've never heard of "Huron Bay".

Ron Williamson
01-24-2014, 07:32 AM
I saw some of those with that side rig on Upper Huron Bay this past summer. What is it?


They started out like this

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/tbnms1ic/x-80255.80259/*

And the best of the style is more like this

http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbsb/images-12-3/9-MikeJ-25-01-13-pn.jpg

Lots of guys built their own boats in the off season....
You start small with a Tilbury

http://www.goodreauboats.com/steel-boats.php

Save your pennies,buy some steel and weld until the money runs out.
If your boat is too small,cut it and add a few feet or just add a few feet.

One guy I know took about five years to built his boat at the river mouth in Southampton.

The side rig is a hydraulic gill net puller.
Normally they pull in the foredeck and set off the stern.
That boat specifically looks to be a Lake Michigan or Superior boat by the small house, set aft, and narrow beam.
Mike J in the second link is a Lake Erie boat about 80' with a 15'-20' beam.

R

Paul Pless
01-24-2014, 07:39 AM
there were at one time, some wooden fish tugs

http://www.harveyhadland.com/Images/nancy%20lee%2001.jpg

http://www.harveyhadland.com/Images/Nels%20J%202.jpg

http://www.harveyhadland.com/Images/JohnR.jpg

Paul Pless
01-24-2014, 07:41 AM
before the 'enclosed fish tug era'

http://www.harveyhadland.com/Images/TomDyrness.jpg

bogdog
01-24-2014, 07:51 AM
A number of the wood tugs started out with a central pilot house with removable shelters on the bow and stern. Then as the winter fishery took off the shelters became permanently incorporated into the design. Here's a Wisconsin tug "Bird" that started that way. http://tugster.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/tugfish.jpg

Keith Wilson
01-24-2014, 08:34 AM
The one turned into a food and donut stand (Nels-J in #29 ) is on the waterfront in Duluth.

http://tugster.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/tugfish.jpg

bogdog
01-24-2014, 08:39 AM
http://tugster.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/tugfish.jpgDoes the one I posted not show up?

Keith Wilson
01-24-2014, 08:41 AM
No, just the link. If you right-click on the picture, then hit 'copy image' you can then paste it into your post.

Paul Pless
01-24-2014, 08:41 AM
Does the one I posted not show up?your pics never show up. . .

bogdog
01-24-2014, 08:44 AM
No, just the link. If you right-click on the picture, then hit 'copy image' you can then paste it into your post.Oh.... oops!