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Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7 - 9 p.m.
at the Des Moines Historical Society Museum.

Topic: "The Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman's Story"

Presented by: Bill Rudberg, local historian & fisherman

In 1949, nineteen-year-old Des Moines resident Bill Rudberg joined the Pacific Coast Cod Fish Company for a four-month fishing journey that took him and thirty other men from Poulsbo, WA to the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and back.

Once at sea each man fished from a 19-foot dory boat, hauling in 600 cod each grueling day for two months.

Come and listen to Bill share fascinating pictures and stories of life at sea on board the schooner, C.A. Thayer, captained by Ed Shields (who later authored a book about life before the mast).

The Des Moines Historical Society looks forward to seeing familiar faces, and welcomes visitors and newcomers. Please join us on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7-9 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall - 728 So. 225th St. Des Moines, WA. The one-hundred year old IOOF Hall is in downtown Des Moines, on So. 225th street, one-half block west of Marine View Drive.

For more information call Jim Langston, Program Chairman, (206) 878-7205.




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