Capt. Luis Ribas, the senior assistant harbormaster in Provincetown, owned the 56-foot dragger Blue Skies, constructed in 1957 by the Morehead City Shipyard on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She was formerly known as Kathy-Jo, Joel Grozier told me. Like several other older boats in the fleet, she was an “eastern rigger,” with the pilot house at the rear. Boxes full of iced whiting filled the deck in front of the pilot house, or wheel house, in the photograph above, taken just after twilight in September 2011. Ribas sold the boat to Joel “Bootsie” Carreiro. At last word in 2014, she was in Gloucester, awaiting decommissioning.
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