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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Highliner Scallopers

There are a handful of guys in the scallop fleet who are considered highliners. One of them is Carl Sjolund. He's been commercial bay scalloping for almost 50 years. There is not one inch of both Nantucket Harbor or Madaket Harbor bottom that he hasn't dredged for scallops. He goes out in any kind of weather and gets his limit usually before anyone else in the fleet. Here are a few shots I took of Carl today-

Jack Dooley is another highliner. Jack is 78 and due to his failing eyesight, he has retired from scalloping and sold his boat. He still goes with the guy he sold his boat to every once and a while. Jack caught a lot of scallops in his day. He always has an interesting story for me about the old days of scalloping. Here are a couple pictures I took the other day of Jack-

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, are Highliners appointed or elected? I nominate anyone who has scalloped for at least 25 years to officially be a member of the Highliner club!
YOU da man Martie!!!

— Barb