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


April 2016

Week ~ 41 (Click on post image to view more images)

Where pride and quality are still spoken…

Fitting ~ written by Jeremiah O’Hagan

Nik is the lead fitter in The Big House. The Big House is the fabrication shop at Dakota Creek Shipyard in Anacortes, where America’s Finest is being built. Think of the ship as a Lego set. A large part of… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 40 (Click on post image to view more images)

America’s Finest looking quite regal! Her new all aluminum bridge in the Big House with lots of work going on inside. The next image is the view of the bridge from the back. This next image is of the newly… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 39 (Click on post image to view more images)

Americas Finest latest portrait, she’s looking tall and proud!   Looks can be deceiving, if he makes a wrong move….thats a large piece of steel. Yes…and a perfect fit. All of the steel sections are pre made and cut to… Continue Reading →

Week ~ 38 (click on post image to view more images)

This is a dry dock coming up out of the water. Those pod looking containers cover the machines that lift and lower the ships – anything from refitting ocean going ships to newly constructed ships of all shapes and sizes.  Americas… Continue Reading →

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