Tied up at Embarcadero…

Todays newspaper article looks good but on further review its not. Most if not all of these seiners in this photo,  The Caribe , Intrepido , Fenico , Kerri M and the Finisterre were sold and most to Venezuela . The once proud San Diego fleet is just about gone. sdtunaboats@cox.net

Lowering the Boom ….

Another newspaper article from  my collection. The Mermaid lowering its skiff and it all came down, the Mast and Booms all fell thank God there were no injuries . I remember this day like it was yesterday .I was with my father aboard the Proud Heritage at G street  it was definitely a strange site to see  when the Mermaid came by on its way to the shipyard . In this photo the seiner Pacific Princess was docked in front and the Antonina C is off the starboard side .  Definitely a  tough day for the Correia family . sdtunaboats@cox.net

American Queen….

The seiner American Queen tied up at the Embarcadero in San Diego Bay. Seiners lined up with net piles on the Dock is definitely the good old days. Share your photos with us. sdtunaboats@cox.net

Anne M…

This newspaper article comes in from one of my favorite followers Marilyn Demasi of the Anne M . If anyone needs info on Astoria Oregon she’s your contact. Marilyn is full of knowledge of the Astoria area . sdtunaboats@cox.net

Gina Karen…

Another Evening Tribune article from March 1977. Gina Karen working on the net at Embarcadero , Madrugador at Zolezzi Fuel Dock.  Share your photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Azteca 2….

This was definitely a bad day on the Bay. San Diego Union article on the Azteca 2 on fire at the old Van Camps Cannery which has now turned into the Dole Plant. In the 70s and early 80s the Azteca 1 and 2 were very familiar  seiners in the Bay  . Share your photos at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Mary Jo…

Another newspaper article from way back in 1977 from the Evening Tribune. The photo showcases the Mary Jo headed out on its first trip of the year.  Share your photos at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Joe Madruga….

Another newspaper article from back in the day on Joe Madruga , I’m thinking late 70s I believe . sdtunaboats@cox.net

Kerri M , Joe Giacalone ….

Another one of my newspaper articles . In this photo it shows Joe Giacalone working on the net in front of the Kerri M at the Embarcadero. Share your memories at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Greg Chase…

So I decided to post some of my old newspaper articles I have collected. Lets start with this classic of a  young Greg Chase sitting in front of the Marco Polo I believe this was the seiner that began the legendary career of “Aquaman” . Share your stories at sdtunaboats@cox.net