Lucky Strike and the Pan Pacific…

Two Campbell purse seiners the Pan Pacific and the Lucky Strike tied next to each other at “B” street in San Diego. A very common site in the 70’s to see Tuna Boats tied double next to each other. Photo from the Scafidi family. I could always use more pictures please send yours in .


The Tuna Industry and the San Diego community Lost a Legend today, with the passing of Frank Souza. He was truly one of the most amazing person i have ever known . Mr. Souza owned a number of boats ,but he jewel was the Capt. M.J Souza. R.I.P. you will be missed..


Beautiful shot of the Portobello, docked at Campbell’s shipyard . At the time i think it was the biggest Seiner that Campbell’s built along with a couple others like it. Notice all the other boats in the back ground . busy time at Campbell’s.. sdtunaboats


These pictures were taking by one of our many followers Peter Whiter who lives in  Eden Australia, in 1978. The Frontier was  there to unload there tuna. The Frontier was owned by Joe Madruga. please send in your photos . (picture courtesy of Peter Whiter…)


Koorale in the western pacific. the Koorale was the old Royal Pacific now owned by Fermin and Anthony Ferreira. One of ,if not the best maintained boat left fishing .