Inside the Book...

"Got 'em!"   Knee-deep in crab after Nesika fish hold was full

Christening of the F/V Michele Ann

Christening of the F/V Michele Ann
Michele, Bob & Roger Fry 1996

Bob and Michele in front of their home at the beach in Newport, just south of Yaquina Head - Summer of 1998

F/V Michele Ann crabbing off Point Reyes, Northern California

Bob in the Michele Ann engine room - 2000

Dylan with halibut on the Michele Ann - 1999

Dylan and Ben with tuna cautht for fun during sablefish season, aboard the Michele Ann - 2000

Ben getting sablefish pots ready for the season - summer 2001

Bob, Dylan, Michele and Ben - Thanksgiving 2001

The Nesika beached with coast guard personnel aboard - December 12th, 2001

F/V Nesika memorial at dock 5, Newport bayfront
Newport Oregon

"I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea...All of us have, in our veins, the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat,in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whetherit is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came."

President John F. Kennedy
Newport, Rhode Island
September 14, 1962