Ship's Blog - Fishermen's Finest

Fishermen’s Finest is proud to acknowledge Paul Petersen as our employee of the quarter.

Paul started out with us on the US Intrepid in 2002 and then moved over to the American No.1 in 2004.  Over the years, Paul has progressed from processor to deckhand and is currently working in the Engine Room on our flagship vessel.  He’s an ambitious, dedicated, hard working individual that embodies all the traits of a leader aboard the American No.1.  Most of all, he’s a good shipmate and we’re glad to have him aboard.

We look forward to Paul achieving his USCG Engineer’s license in the near future and another opportunity opening up for him at Fishermen’s Finest.

If you see Paul aboard the boat or in the Shipyard, please be sure say hello and congratulate him, as we do, for being named Fishermen’s Finest employee of the 3rd Quarter 2010!

With our vessel names, American No.1 and U.S. Intrepid, it seems only natural to have a blog entry celebrating the Fourth of July!

This photo was taken by our neighbor, Joe Alaska on Haystack hill; fox playing in the wildflowers and our Raven House flag.

Happy Independence Day – good fishing to our vessels in the Gulf of Alaska!

The American No.1 and US Intrepid called on Seward Alaska this week, in preperation for the July 1 Gulf of Alaska Fishery.

The sun came out for a few hours on Monday; as you can see in the video above, Seward is beautiful. Our vessels were in good company with several cruise ships over the few days we were there calling on the Dale Lindsey Alaska Railroad Depot.

Thanks to our good friends at Shoreside Petroleum for fascilitating our visit:

www.shoresidepetroleum.com

Fishermen’s Finest will be recruiting for processors in Seward Alaska on Monday June 28th; please visit www.sewardcitynews.com for more information and don’t forget to visit our employment page on this site.

June 3rd was Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day in Alaska. Flags were flown at half staff in honor of those killed and injured during the bombing of Dutch Harbor 68 years ago.

Photo courtesy of US Parks Service - Dutch Harbor attack 6/3/1942

For more information, visit the US Parks Service website
http://www.nps.gov/aleu/historyculture/raid-dutch-harbor.htm

Additional information at the National Guard link below

http://www.ng.mil/resources/photo_gallery/heritage/aleutians.html

And of course, if you are in Dutch Harbor, you should visit the World War II museum next to the Tom Madsen Airport

Aleutian World War II National Historic Museum

http://www.nps.gov/aleu/historyculture/upload/Aleutian%20World%20War%20II%20Visitor%20Center.pdf

Of note, our Raven House is an ex-WWII structure, originally built in 1930.

Raven House - 296 Raven Way, Unalaska, AK 99685

The sun was shining early Friday morning (12:20am) as the American No.1 entered Captains Bay June 4th.

Thanks to neighbor JoeAlaska for this picture.

Here’s a perspective of the photograph – taken from Haystack Hill (near our Raven House) and across Illiuliuk Bay to Unalaska Bay (Arch Rocks on Left & Cave Rock on Right)

American No.1 above left; Raven House right

Fishermen’s Finest will be recruiting for the first time in Montana on Monday.

Monday June 7th Recruiting in Bozeman

for more information, see our Craigslist ad below:
http://bozeman.craigslist.org/lab/1727371295.html

Also, be sure to visit our employment tab on this website for FAQ’s

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