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Boat P1
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Boat P3
Wheel House
The Gear
Getting Ready
Loading the Boat
Setting Day
Setting Day P2
Setting Day P3
Setting Day P4
Setting Day P5
Hauling Traps
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Trap leaves water
Emptying Trap
Emptying Trap P2
Sorting the Crab
Sorting P2
Iceing the crab
Other Boats
Off Loading
Off Loading P2
Last Day
Cape Breton Scenery
The End

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.

heading out to sea to start the seasoon

going out to sea

Area 19 crab boats going out for the first day of the 2006 season

crab boat

Mr Dog Crab Boat


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