The Sunny Side

Pics, flicks and notes about my musical friends and family in and around Old Town Eureka, California.
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My front porch in Old Town Eureka is known as The Sunny Side. Southern exposure, protected from the wind, it is an ideal place to sit and play old timey tunes and watch the parade go by.

Friday, December 01, 2006

F/V Betty L

The Betty L sunk at the dock on Tuesday and has been pulled to Field's Landing. Purchased by local carpenter Kenny Cox in the 1950s or '60s in the Bay Area it was nothing but a burned out hull that he lovingly rebuilt as a fine salmon boat. He renamed it in honor of his wife, Betty Cox, the past President of the California State and Federal Employee's Credit Union # 20. He fished it for many years until he retired from HSU in the late 80s. When his wife retired a few years later he sold the boat. I had many a grand adventure painting and fishing on the Betty L with my friend Kenny Cox. Posted by Picasa

3 Comments:

Blogger Fred said...

Did they ever figure out why it sank?

7:15 AM  
Blogger hucktunes said...

I imagine that the corking got old and failed. It costs a lot of money to pull the boat out of the water and recork the seams with batting and Portland cement. Those old wooden boats can be such a liability.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

I wonder if that's what happened to the Madaket when it sank some years ago? Same sort of thing: People just discovered it under water one morning.

6:52 AM  

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