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Follow the construction of a Bering Sea Fishing Trawler from start to finsh

Week ~ 58 (Click on post image to view more images)

The pilotHouse has just left here (The Big House i.e.. fab shop) in the wee hours of the morning and headed for the main shipyard to meet up with its destined place, on top of, “Americas Finest”. Follow her short… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 57 (Click on post image to view more images)

Wheel House, (bridge, pilothouse) with a fresh coat of paint on her is set to roll out and over to the ship yard to be lifted up onto, ” Americas Finest “.  Here are some of the skilled men that… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 56 (Click on post image to view more images)

Ice Breaker! Otherwise known as the bulbous nose which is attached to the front of the bow module has come together as work continues towards completion. Work also continues on the opposite side, the stern.   PilotHouse being readied for the… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 55 (Click on post image to view more images)

Southside of bow module with bow thruster waiting for bulbous nose to be attached north end. And side view of module. Bulbous nose unit waiting to be moved to main yard to be attached to bow unit. Back at the Big… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 54 (Click on post image to view more images)

Yes, its a net bin one of three to be built for Americas Finest. The pilothouse, all aluminum is shown in the background with her windows installed covered in black.   Top side of pilothouse almost finished with all aluminum… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 53 (Click on post image to view more images)

  This is unit #101 which consists of the rudder and stern assembly that is being connected to the hull. It takes three orchestrated huge cranes that move slowly and carefully to get it into place. (Note) if you go back and… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 52 Our one year mark! (Click on post image to view more images)

  This week is the 52nd post image which represents a year photographing and documenting “Americas Finest”. A 262ft. 50.5 beam state-of-the-art fishing trawler. A one-of-a-kind journey following the construction from day one to launch …   Installing a section of… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 51 (Click on post image to view more images)

Independence Day holiday at the ship yard…As I recall this nations independence owes much to the maritime industry. I have posted some images of Fishermans Finest at rest. The top deck, as always a great view! The bow is shaping… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 50 (Click on post image to view more images)

An inside cut view…next view of work farther into her belly. This 50th week has been a busy week for, “Americas Finest”. A fish processor was installed, windows were cut into the pilothouse. And work continues on the bow and… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 49 (Click on post image to view more images)

Check out the next image to see where this section goes… A view from the inside on top..   Back to the Big House and check on the bulbous noses’ (bow) progress. And two more views… They look like an ancient… Continue Reading →

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