|Title||Halibut fleet at Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle, 1937 |
|Caption||Fishermen go about their chores optimistically, predicting that 1937 will be a banner year. Some 175 fishing boats prepared to leave Seattle for the North Pacific halibut banks for the March 15 opening of the season. Hauling out the cork floats used in the autumn fishing, men outfitted their boats for catching halibut with long lines with thousands of herring-baited hooks. Crews--totaling over a thousand men--fished for eight or nine months and brought their catch home to Seattle, then the world's largest halibut port. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: FISHING FLEET, Seattle.|
Caption information source: P-I exhibit.
Date photograph was published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: March 3, 1937.
|Subjects||Fishermen--Washington (State)--Seattle; Fishing industry--Washington (State)--Seattle; Fishing boats--Washington (State)--Seattle; Piers & wharves--Washington (State)--Seattle; Fishermen's Terminal (Seattle, Wash.); Marine terminals--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Interbay (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.3253.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |