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When scallops were concentrated along the edges of shoals or in narrow channels, the catboat fishermen using sail had to wait until the wind was in the proper direction to harvest scallops.
In a catboat that had two fishermen towing 6 dredges, each drift had to collect at least a half bushel of scallops for them to obtain their daily limit, and still have the time to open all the scallops by late afternoon.
Following retirement, he and Florence moved to Pawcatuck, where they were active in the Catboat Association and Greenhaven Sailing Club.
By the 1920's and 1930's, a typical bay scallop boat was a converted catboat, about 23 ft (7 m) long, usually driven by a small gasoline engine and propeller.
Scallop fishermen with large boats were incensed at this law, because baymen with a $15 sharpie could harvest as many scallops as those with a $500 sloop or catboat.
Following retirement, he and Florence moved to Pawcatuck, CT where they were active in the Catboat Association and Greenhaven Sailing Club.
5 m long that allowed for towing with a rope under sail from a catboat, sloop, or small schooner.
There were models of the wooden boats that made the industry famous--from graceful schooners to sturdy catboats and working skiffs.
Now, more than 30 boats, identified as catboats, catamarans, ketches, schooners, sloops, sunfish, and yawls are docked as homes at Tambobo Bay off Siaton town, Negros Oriental.
In the 1870's, fishermen began digging quahogs with long-handled rakes from their anchored catboats and taking bay scallops with hand dredges from sailing catboats.
The first boats used out of the harbor were catboats because they were the ones immediately at hand in the 1890's.
Other chapters review the various boats used by east coast lobstermen, Chesapeake bay watermen, commercial and sport hunters of waterfowl, flat-water sail boats (sharpies for oystering, catboats, etc.
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