Tag Archives: Commercial fishing boat


Red Sky At Morning

Background: My informant is a twenty-two year old deckhand on a lobster vessel out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He began working part-time on the boat as a senior in high school and began lobstering full-time just out of high school. He has also worked fishing cod, crabs, and halibut. He spends a great deal of time… Continue Reading »

Suitcases are not allowed on commercial fishing boats.

Fisherman are not allowed to bring suitcases on board. They must bring their property in duffelbags or drybags. If a greenhorn brings a suitcase they must leave it on dock. My informant has witnessed a greenhorn bring a suit-case and had to leave it at the dock and the greenhorn had to put his items… Continue Reading »