Thursday, February 21, 2013

What's in a Name? Native Sun

The harbor in Blaine, Washington, has a mix of private craft and working boats. At a commercial pier, I found the Native Sun.  She's a skookum fishing boat that makes me think of the Iron Maiden I found in Steveston, BC.  But the Native Sun is bigger with a hull meant for open seas.

I went online to find out more about the Native SunI found her on the U.S. Coast Guard website.  She's an 81.2 foot steel hulled fishing vessel built in 1979 by Master Marine, Inc.  Her owner is in Ferndale, so it's logical to find her moored in Blaine.

From the Scotchmen tied around her railings, I would guess she works in the shrimp, prawn or crab industry. But that's only a guess. Even though she's behind a pier, isn't her reflection beautiful? Check back on Sunday for one more view. -- Margy


  1. Margy, what is a skookum please?xxx

  2. Beautiful shots especially the second one with the reflection.


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