Sunday, April 29, 2007
Pat by ol' Rambler. The harbor in Port Orford isn't very well protected from the open sea, so the boats are hauled and placed in cradles when they are in port for more than just a short stay in good weather. The Salmon season opens this week, so these boats will be very busy for awhile. Most are line trollers. In other times, they made a lot of money. Because of Government regulations, many owners have lost their boats, and many more are on the edge of bankrupcy. They are hoping for a good season this year.