double enders

double-enders
photo by deckhand@flickr

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when the salmon fishery in Alaska’s Bristol Bay was legally allowed to mechanize in the 1950’s, many of the old sailing ships were converted to small inboard engines.

such vessels were commonly called ‘double-enders’ since the sailing ships had “bows” at each end. They serviced the industry for about a decade before being phased-out and replaced with newer wooden (and, later, with fiberglass and then aluminum) vessels.

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