June 22: Chucky's (Doug's bait guy), waiting for us to tie up so he can winch a barrel of salmon heads down to the Pamela B. A barrel holds about 300 heads.
When the tide goes, out it goes way out ...
For greater mobility and control, the tugboat is pushing the barge rather than "tugging".
July 3: Seven miles out, this barge almost snared one of our trawls of 20 traps and their contents. Had it happened, it could have cost the lobster boat captain a couple of thousand dollars to replace the traps, lines, buoys - never mind the loss of lobsters.
July 10: We got the Pamela-B set up on her mooring, so no more tying up at the dock for the rest of the season.