Castagnola fleet…

What a amazing photo.. Two of my favorite boats all time , Antonina C and the Uncle Louie. Donated by the Castagnola family this photo shows two of the three family rigs. Im not sure but I’m willing to bet the only family owned company in the Tuna fleet that owned 3 seiners all from different shipyards. San Diego Marine , Campbells and not shown here the Andrea C from Martinac shipyard. One day I would love to know the story if any behind that . Share your memories and photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Toro Bravo….

Stern shot of the Toro Bravo. Im not going to say it was a good looking rig, because it was anything but that. Sure did catch some fish though. Share your photos and memories with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Glasses…

Glasses, looks like someone is looking for fish. I’m  looking for photos whats up we know you have them . Share your pictures at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Cape May…

Great Shot of this seiner. Launched as the Legacy in 1982 by Martinac shipbuilders. Just made a beautiful trip skippered by Carlos Paiva. Share your pictures and memories at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Mary S…

Working seiner, Mary S is way out of water I’m guessing she’s unloading or just finished . Built in 1971 by San Diego Marine later changed name to South Seas  briefly before being sold to Venezuela . Share your photos and memories with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

6-7 wide…

Now thats a shot with seiners . Must have been sometime in the 80s or early 90s . The fleet was definitely in , someone must follow this page from Samoa that has photos. Would love to some 80s photos form Samoa. Share your memories and photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net

J M Martinac..

Great seiner , great name. One of the last rigs built at Martinac and it had a slight design switch with the stern engine. Also very few Martinac seiners were actually painted white , maybe a handful. Share your memories and photos at sdtunaboats@cox.net

Carol Linda…

Carol Linda doing a little net work. Does not appear to be in San Diego most likely a Western Pacific port. I believe this seiner is now fishing under Mexican flag. Send in your photos and memories to sdtunaboats@cox.net

Martinac seiners…

Martinac seiner in a middle of a set. Im guessing this is either the Marietta or the Mary Antoinette . These little Martinac seiners basically all made money . You could add the Pisces ,Anne M,  Polaris and Cabrillo that were this style seiner . Send in your photos and memories to sdtunaboats@cox.net

Grenadier…

My site has blessed me with many great memories. I have met many wonderful people from all around the world. I recently had the absolute pleasure to meet Wyatt Uhlein, Grandson of Wyatt Uhlein Jr. who owned a few seiners including the Sandra C and the Grenadier . He told me how his Grandfather named  the Grenadier after his favorite place Grenadier Island in upstate New York on Lake Ontario. And the Sandra C was named after his Grandmother Sandra. Its always great learning more about the people who worked in the fleet . Thanks for the talk Wyatt . Share your ,memories and photos with us at sdtunaboats@cox.net.