Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Aye, Corrina!

I had the opportunity this last weekend to make a trip out to Hampton Bays and visit the Corrina, a 55' 1978 wooden-hulled trawler.  She's a working vessel and is here for the summer to catch squid.

I'm a sucker for sailors and all things nautical, so let's climb aboard!

Corrina

Here we are at the wheel and what I'm assuming is the sailor's version of The Club.

Corrina

This is the main cabin.  There's not much room, so everywhere becomes storage.  You can see rolled up maps - er, charts - on the upper right.  I look at this space and can't help but wonder what the rent would be if this were a Manhattan apartment.

Corrina

JFK keeps guard over the Captain's desk.  The book is Patrick O'Brien - when the fish aren't biting, there's a lot of time for reading.

Corrina

Here we are in the bunk room below decks.  Looks cozy, eh?

Corrina

And, this is the engine.  I know nothing about engines, so can't say much about this except that it's big.

Corrina

All the action takes place up on deck.  This is the net that gets tossed out the back of the boat and catches the fish.  One haul of the net can potentially bring in 5000 pounds, although there are daily limits on how much fish can be caught.

Corrina

And, here is where all that fish goes - below deck into a hold.  This space will be filled with ice.

Corrina

Finally, cruising the calm waters of Shinnecock Bay...

Corrina

I have to give a big thank you to Captain Steve and First Mate John for allowing me into their personal space.

See more photos of the Corrina here.