From the Bering to the Baja
Hello there. I owned the Taplow from 1978 until about 1984. When Carl Strand owned it the Taplow was rigged for halibut fishing. I served as a deckhand on it from about 1968 to 1972. When Carl retired, he sold it to Vaughn Mark who converted it to a dragger. I bought it in 1978 and fished herring with the Taplow, it dragged in the winter and trolled in the summer. After I sold it the boat was converted to a packer. The salmon licence was sold to another company. Packing salmon, it sank somewhere in the Broughtons, was resurrected and continued to pack out of Nanaimo. Just recently I learned again it sank in Washington state. I kept the name Taplow for the name of my company. It always brought me good luck. Mike Florian
The Tablow sank 29 mile south of Grays Garbk, October 6th 2016. Crew of 5 rescued.
Sorry to hear the good ship TAPLOW was lost. I remember seeing it coming out of the fog one year,up by chrome island.. after loosing count of how many hours I’d been in the herring skiff,. I just wanted to swim over to the TAPLOW and get warm.
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