Poised to go ….

Peaceful day on the Bay as the Fleet prepares to head out on the New Year. The Seiner Kathleen tied up at Finger Piers in this Evening Tribune article from January 1 , 1976.  sdtunaboats@cox.net

Sea Encounter…

These are some GREAT photos taken recently of the Sea Encounter at Sea . Like to say hello to the Sea Encounters Chief Manuel Virissimo and say a big Thank You to Chief Eddie DaCosta for permission to post his  great photos . Eddie is Chief aboard the Capt. Vincent Gann . sdtunaboats@cox.net

Conversation time….

This newspaper article dates back to August 26th 1975. The fleet was tied up in a protest over regulations . It looks to be a very peaceful conversation going on , off the stern of the Gina Anne , with the seiners Bold Contender and Pacific Queen tied up in background. If you follow my site you would know what a fan of the Bold Contender I was so if anyone has photos of this seiner please share. sdtunaboats@cox.net

Frank LoCoco….

Frank LoCoco sends in this photo of his Nonnu Frank LoCoco who was the deck boss aboard the Gina Karen. Thank You as always Frank , anyone else who want’s to share a photo send it to sdtunaboats@cox.net

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