Corey Wheeler Forrest
Fish Dealer The Last Trap Family
Tell us about a memorable time on the water.
Weirdly, my most memorable and important times on the water is probably when I should have been the most scared: falling overboard, boots filling up with seawater, and nearly being crushed between two boats; a squall with hurricane-force winds; a lightning storm coming in with such force that the air crackles and leaves you breathless.
F/V Maria Mendonsa
I work on the F/V Maria Mendonsa. She was designed specifically for the trap fishery in 1962 by George Mendonsa and she's named after his mother. She's big and getting old and a little rusty but she's always taken care of us.