Summertime “Fish Tales” at the Cannery

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Have you ever considered a career as a fisherman? Whichever side of the boat you’re on, Ralph Turner, a commercial fisherman during his high school and university years, shared his amazing experiences with us on July 12 as part of our summer “Fish Tales” fishermen demo and talks series at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.

An engaging and knowledgeable fisherman, he described the friendly competition among the fishermen in Steveston. He talked about the harsh and dangerous conditions he once faced and the boats he fished on. While there were challenges, Ralph described his career as a most rewarding one. His favourite part was the sense of community which he was a part of.

Ralph showed us amazing photographs and also brought with him the (ancient!) compass that he used during his career. He will also show you how to mend a net; you never know when that skill may come in handy!

Ralph will be back this Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27 between 2-4pm, so be sure to come by and listen to his ‘splashy’ fish tales.

-Blog post by Q.Sin  Photo by K.Yan

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