Fishing on the salmon purse seine boats was an enormous part of my life experince which benefited me the most. The lessons learned, the relationship to men, most of whom were much older and poor at English and being involved in a clean life on the sea will always be a huge part of who I am. I've written about this more then once. I referred to Brent Lunsford wonderful book about te Croation fishing families, including my own, of Anacortes. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2011/11/brent-lundsfords-croation-fishing-families-of-anacortes.html I've written about Gig Harbor fishing and my experience on the purse seine vessel Welcome with Captain John Stanich. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2008/05/purse-seine-fis.html I've also written about my fishing experiences in the 1950's. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2011/04/purse-seineing-.html
I've had the pleasure of reading my friend and fellow Anacortes High School graduate Gary Keister's new paper back book Along the Corkline. For an excellent, informative and entertaining book I recommend it to you. He discusses going fishing with his grandfather on the seiner Veribus when he was 12 and operating a seine boat as captain when he was only 22 years old. His descriptions of tarring the fishing nets, hanging the gear and Alaska fishing brought back many fond memories of my years of fishing from Alaska to Puget Sound.
The Lunsford book and Gary's book are available at Watermark Book Company 612 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221 (360) 293-4277