Posts Tagged ‘Tuna’

26th September
written by Richard

It was so sudden. The waters were very rough. I thought we were going to die. –Fisherman Joaquim Rico, aboard the tuna oat American Boy.

On the morning of March 6, 1966, twelve fishermen from the tuna clipper American Boy fought for survival when heavy waves swamped their boat.

Read about The Wreck of American Boy.

29th April
written by Richard

Cannery workers at the Cohn-Hopkins Company.

We ate lunch, but we didn’t have a break for dinner.¬† We worked straight through. It was pretty hard . . . sometimes there was only two or three hours of work, it just depended on how much fish the cannery had, how many boats came in . . . We were only paid 33 cents an hour.

Read more about the Canneries.