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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Everett Fishing Industry Dying; Effort to Save Cutter Storis

Commercial fishing is a dying industry in Everett, Washington, and the Everett Herald newspaper recently ran a series of stories in October on the problem. Here's a list of the articles available online.
The series was written by Mike Benbow.

What is the health of commercial fishing in your town? Are people working to preserve the fishing heritage of your community? Comment below.

Also, heritage enthusiasts in Alaska are hoping to restore the USCG cutter Storis and turn it into Alaska's first state maritime museum, according to the Associated Press. The vessel is scheduled to be decommissioned in Feburary 2007, and supporters say creating a museum ship could cost about $750,000. Here's the Wikipedia entry on Storis.

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