Old Fishermen Never Die

The Fishing Boat AL-W leaving the Crescent City, California Harbor
The Fishing Boat AL-W leaving the Crescent City, California Harbor

A Personal Introduction

While I have no personal experience with commercial fishing, I have spent a lot of time in Del Norte County, especially after my parents moved there when I was in grad school. One of my favorite activities was to head to the Crescent City harbor, camera in hand, to take pictures of the boats, the birds and animals, and the activity. You can read more about my experiences at the Crescent City harbor here.

Del Norte County, California

Known for its rugged coastline and beautiful redwood forests, Del Norte County is located in the far northwest corner of California, along the Pacific Ocean.  The county seat is Crescent City, which is home to the famous Battery Point Lighthouse. Del Norte County has a population of around 28,000 people. The economy is largely based on tourism and the fishing industry. The county is home to several state parks and protected areas. These include Redwood National and State Parks, which are home to some of the tallest trees in the world. Receational opportunities for hiking, camping, and fishing abound.

Crescent City

A small city located in Del Norte County, Crescent City has a population of around 7,600 people. Crescent City is home to the famous Battery Point Lighthouse, which is a popular attraction for visitors. The city also offers a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and whale watching. Crescent City is a great place to visit for those who enjoy nature and outdoor adventure.

Crescent City’s Fishing Industry

Commercial fishing is an important industry in Del Norte County, California. The county is located along the Pacific Ocean, and has a long history of fishing. Fany different types of fish in the waters off Del Norte County, including salmon, crab, and tuna. The fishing industry employs many people in the county, and provides a significant source of income. In addition to commercial fishing, Del Norte County is also known for its aquaculture.  Several oyster and mussel farms hin the area. The county’s fisheries are carefully managed to ensure the sustainability of the industry and the health of the local marine ecosystem.

Sales Pitch

The photograph is available from my Etsy Shop, LightIntoArt, in a wide variety of sizes and formats. Choose glossy photo paper prints in three sizes: 8×10, 11×14, 16×20. Or if you prefer something larger, choose canvas prints in 16×20, 24×36, or 30×40 inches. Finally, for a spectacular display, you can get this image in 3 panel side-by-side canvas prints. Your choices are 24 x 72, 36 x 72, or 40 x 90 inches.

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