Fishing Vessel "KINGFISHER", 1950's typical inshore fisheries

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Fishing Vessel "KINGFISHER", 1950's typical inshore fisheries

Post by Neons » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:05 pm

Here is a very nice hard to find classic fishing vessel plan for modeling. The plan was submitted from Dodgy about 5 years ago in Vintage- Old Timer Boats thread.This "FV KINGFISHER", plan was published in a 1958 issue of American Modeler Magazine.

I have had this somewhat scale 1940-50's East coast inshore fishing dragger. I find many of the the detail items may be missing or somewhat close for a model boat of an early era fishing boat from the area I was born. One example is the fishing dory used as a lifeboat. It shows a double ender boat. Most FV used a transom dory on the roof.I lived in the fishing capital of America. New Bedford, MA. I took many photos and hung around the docks as a kid. I do not think I would go to sea as far as George's Banks to fish on this smaller vessel. That may be my opinion but I stand by it. These vessels may have fished an average 30 miles offshore due to size and draft. Most offshore Grand Bankers were cut down schooners about 80-110 feet at that time.
If you want the plan be sure to download the Pdf file as it is better quality.
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Re: Fishing Vessel "KINGFISHER", 1950's typical inshore fisheries

Post by Neons » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:30 pm

The best known Yankee builder of fine vessels was the famous Harvey Gamage shipyard of S. Bristol, ME. They were sea vessels with deep drafts to handle the seas for a weeks fishing offshore.

Here is the story of "POCAHONTAS" - later MICHELE & ANNETTE, a Harvey Gamage built as a dragger and used also for scalloping fisheries. She was lost and later found the life ring over in France..
https://www.southcoasttoday.com/article ... ws/7080325

Here is a beautiful made model of the New England dragger-scalloper POCAHONTAS.
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Post by Rabbit » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:57 pm

Wow!! that is some hell of boat looks good

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Re: Fishing Vessel "KINGFISHER", 1950's typical inshore fisheries

Post by Neons » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:49 am

Here is one of the smaller Eastern rigged draggers of the New England fisheries. These vessels were a transition from sailing schooners of the 1920 era. The conversion from sail to motor power changed many schooners over to the new era in fishing. There were many cut down schooners with their bowsprits and masts shortened to the newer type Eastern draggers, The pilot house made the new transition also eliminating operations in open weather. Here is a great link from the Mystic Seaport's own "Roann" Eastern rig vessel. It is in like new restored.
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https://www.mysticseaport.org/locations/roann/
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Eastern rig Fishing Vessels, Photos-Videos on Facebook -Also a Western Rig Model Build.

Post by Neons » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:24 pm

Here is some further research of an era that came and went from the early 1920 time zone and lasted over fifty years with the Eastern rigged fihing vessels, The new era today has swung over in the 70's to the all steel stern trawler style vessels that are active today. There is a lot to see in these links. I do not know if you have to be a Facebook patron to see the huge ongoing website loaded with the past fishing vessel industry utilizing Eastern and Western rig fishing draggers.

You will see an era of fishing vessels that transitioned from fishing schooners over to the Eastern rig fishing vessels here in the Facebook site. Great photos and videos in rough waters out at sea are posted. The era later transitioned to all steel stern trawlers of today.
https://www.facebook.com/Easternrigs/
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There was also what is known as Western rig fishing vessels. The difference mainly was the pilot house was midships. The Stonington vessel here was for the inshore fisheries mainly. Here is a fine model being built with great modeler finishing skills. There are 5 pages as it is ongoing at this time. One page has a fishing dory plan/build for the wheelhouse roof. Beautiful work. See them all.
https://modelshipworld.com/topic/20162- ... stern-rig/

You will see an era of fishing vessels that transitioned from schooners over to the Eastern rig fishing vessels here in the Facebook site. Great photos and videos in rough waters out at sea are posted. The era later transitioned to all steel stern trawlers of today.
https://www.facebook.com/Easternrigs/
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There was also what is known vessels that were known as Western rigged fishing vessels. The difference mainly was the pilot house was midships. The Stonington vessel here was for the inshore fisheries mainly. Here is a fine model being built with great finishing skills. There are 5 pages as it is ongoing at this time. Beautiful work. See them all.
https://modelshipworld.com/topic/20162- ... stern-rig/
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