Setting Day - Finally Heading to Sea
All boats head to sea at 5:00 am. We are in line heading out of the port of Bay St Lawrence (Google Earth Link to Bay St Lawrence) Don't have Google Earth, get the latest version from Google Earth (v4.0 Beta).
Some of the photos are a bit blurry, but i have not figured out how to take pictures of moving objects from a moving surface in low light.
Most of the boats will be heading anywhere from 25 to 30 miles.
The Wendy Helen traveling at 9 miles/hr will taken between 21/2 to 3 hrs depending on the day. The Wendy Helen is one of the larger crab boats, but it is also one of the slowest.
The crab density maps let the fisherman know that the bulk of the crab was further towards the southwest end of the zone. This caused a shift in the fleet towards the southwest. For this reason we moved to the port of Pleasant Bay for most of the season.
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