Patricia Lee…

Patricia Lee, tuna seiner docked at San Diego Marine . I’m thinking this is 1974 when it was launched. This seiner later had a name change to Constellation in 1979, another one of my favorite style seiners. Share your memories with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Bernadette….

Well I always get request for old school seiners, it doesn’t  get more old school then the Bernadette tied up at the Embacadreo . Lots of history in that seiner. Share your photos or memories at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Odette Therese II..

Odette Therese II, originally launched the Frontier in 1978 also named the Caribe Star which I made a trip aboard with the GREAT Joe Luz as skipper. Thank you for sending this one in .  Share your memories with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net 

Diana- South Pacific…

Tuna seiner Diana coming out of shipyard in Samoa. Originally launched the South Pacific in 1974 by Martinac Shipyards. Diana had a few other names but I won’t list them all. Please share your photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Finisterre…

One of Greg Scafidi photos, pretty simple shot but I like it.  Finisterre just sitting waiting for the next trip and they made a lot. Some boats did better then others not many did better then the Finisterre .. Share your pictures with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Sea Quest…

Sea Quest, what a beautiful seiner, sister ship to the Antonina C. They both were a common site on the Embarcadero. This photo was taken by my father while aboard the Proud Heritage . Built by San Diego Marine in 1970 later she was sold in the late 80’s or early 90’s and unfortunately is no longer with us, I believe it caught fire and sank. sdtunaboats@cox.net

Chiriqui…

Love this shot and I loved this companies seiners.  Always thought the color was so unique . Chiriqui 1 , along with Granada , Portobello , Marne K,  and later Sea Chase.  If anyone has photos of these seiners I would love to see them . sdtunaboats@cox.net

Nelson …

One of my best followers and contributors is Michael Burt. He’s my eyes down under and he sends me this photo from Nelson New Zealand yesterday . Two seiners in port having work done . Soloman Sapphire and the Koorale in the background. I know the Koorale will be in well past Christmas and into the New Year. Thank You again to Michael . sdtunaboats@cox.net

Calypso..

Tuna seiner Calypso built in 1972 by San Diego Marine. They built a few seiners of this size but only this one with a open hull design. Very similar to Martinac, building only the South Pacific the same way. Share your pictures with us please . sdtunaboats@cox.net

Islander…

Thank you to Robert Murphy for sending in this picture of the Islander taken back in 1973. I believe the owner was Greg Corners. These little seiners usually fished down south for tuna but some would make a trip up North off Oregon for the albacore run.