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Caspian Sea – Fishing Vessel and Yacht
Caspian Sea at Mammalillaculla BC. (Photo from the Melanie Thompson collection. )
Recently the Salt Spring Island BC artist Melanie Thompson shared images of the classic wooden double–ended fish boat Caspian Sea in which she and Michael S. Paterson explore the coast each summer. These designs, once common on the coast, are rapidly disappearing. Without repurposing as yachts they might disappear entirely.
Caspian Sea at Refuge Cove BC. (Photo from the Melanie Thompson collection. )
The Caspian Sea (#176517) was built in 1946 by Archibald Walker at Bull Harbour BC as a double–ended troller. (11.37m x 3.29m x 1.10m / 37.3' x 10.8' x 3.6') Originally she had a 110hp gasoline engine but was later re–powered with a 62bhp diesel engine.
Caspian Sea at Buccaneer Bay, Thormanby Island BC. (Photo from the Melanie Thompson collection. )
In 1946–1967 she was owned by her builder, Archie Walker, at Vancouver BC. In 1970–1973 she was owned by Joseph C. Whyte, Victoria BC, In 1974 she was owned by Alfred W. Carter, Victoria BC. In 1977 she was owned by Clifford B. Cox, Victoria BC. In 1978–1983 she was owned by Margaret E. Isacson and Frank R. Isacson (JO), Victoria BC. In 1985–1993 she was owned by Margaret Isachson, Victoria BC. In 1994–2012 she was owned by Michael S. Paterson, North Vancouver BC. In 2013 she was owned by Michael S. Paterson, Salt Spring Island BC.
To quote from this article please cite:
MacFarlane, John M. (2013) Caspian Sea – Fishing Vessel and Yacht. Nauticapedia.ca 2013. http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Caspian_Sea.php
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