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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Butterfly Fleet

 
 
The Butterfly Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
1. The Butterfly Fleet Marker
Inscription. Before engines - they fished in boats powered by the wind in their sails & were called the Butterfly Fleet. They were at the mercy of the wind & tides & as such it was a very dangerous profession. They did not always come back - these predominantly Scandinavian fishermen & women preferred using gill nets, which the fish swam into & got hung up. There were day fisheries & night fisheries - the night ones were liked as the fish had a difficult time seeing the net, since they have known to swim along side or go around - on a good trip that came home loaded to the gunnels --
 
Location. 46° 11.388′ N, 123° 50.862′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Avenue and West Marine Drive (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north on Columbia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Columbia Avenue, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Ghadar Party (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uniontown Curfew Bell (about 800 feet away); Site of Astoria's First Electric Generating Station
The Butterfly Fleet Mural image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. The Butterfly Fleet Mural
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Astoria & Warrenton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Flavel Trees (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain George Flavel Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Astoria Sesquicentennial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
The Butterfly Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
3. The Butterfly Fleet Marker
The Butterfly Fleet image. Click for full size.
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4. The Butterfly Fleet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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