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History and Hops: Gillnetting: A Way of Life – All But Gone
May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
History and Hops: Gillnetting: A Way of Life – All But Gone. Join former Seaside municipal judge, Robert Moberg, as he shares some of the 150-year history of gillnet fishing. He will discuss the work, that was their joy, is now A Way of Life – All but Gone.
In the mid-19th century, men in boats powered only by sail or oar, fished with nets at the mouth of the Columbia River. Facing great danger, the gillnetters had to contend with fish traps, horse seiners and numerous adverse conditions. During 1880, more than 200 fishermen drowned. By the 1950’s, dams, pollution and negative effects of fish hatcheries severely reduced returning salmon runs in the Columbia River. As the fishing industry declined, many fishermen left for Alaska and some left the industry, altogether.
History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum on the last Thursday of each month, September through May, at Seaside Brewing Co., 851 Broadway. Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside and the surrounding area. The museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Monday through Saturday from 10A to 3PM. More information can be found at www.seasideoregonmuseum.com