Constitution

Constitution

Constitution running with it out on the tuna grounds. – ~1978

A fisherman remembers: “VEL,IT’S LIKE THIS ABOUT THAT CONSTITUTION,,,,,GUY NAMED NILS CAME FROM NORWAY AND WAS ON A SCHOONER NORTH FISHING HALIBUT UP IN ALASKA,,,THEY WERE DELIVERING A TRIP INTO KETCHIKAN AND HE WENT TO THE JUDGE TO SEE ABOUT CITIZEN SHIP PAPERS,,,THE JUDGE ASKED IF HE THOUGHT HE WAS READY FOR TEST,,,NILS SAID “YA YOU BETTCHA UDGE”,,,,,JUDGE SAYS TO NILS,,,,”TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION”,,,,,,,,NILS SAID ,,”YA YOU BETTCHA UDGE,,,VEL THEY HAILED 50,000 AND ARE IN RUPERT DELIVERING NOW.”

IN WINTER 68-69, SHE WAS LAYIN IN SEATTLE FOR SALE,,,32,000$. SHE WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS SHE WAS IN THE 30’S,,,BARE BONES,,,I DON’T DON’T THINK THEY EVEN HAD AN IRON MIKE,,THEY STOOD AND STEERED,SO NOBODY WENT TO SLEEP ON THE WHEEL,,,,,,,BEARLEY GET TWO GUYS IN THE WHEEL HOUSE AND EVERYTHING IN THE FOCSEL,,,,,,,,THEN LATER SHE WAS TURNED INTO A TUNA BOAT,,COST ALOT TO REFRIG HER TOO,,,,,,,,,,WENT THRU A FEW OWNERS AND IS WHAT SHE IS NOW,,,,,,,,,,,”

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