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Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society

Lindsey Babich, GHPHS Collections.
Lindsey Babich, GHPHS Collections.

On Shore & On Board: Contributions of Gig Harbor's Women to the Commercial Fishing Industry

On Shore & On Board: Contributions of Gig Harbor's Women to the Commercial Fishing Industry is a video project that examines the role of women in Gig Harbor's commerical fishing economy. Puget Sound's commercial fishing industry has been well documented from its inception to today's working fleet. Popular television documentaries show men at sea, risking their life to provide seafood to markets around the world. Magazines and books share stories of their adventures and difficulties. But little is documented of the contributions of the women who stayed on shore while their husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers went to sea. Few are aware of the women's hardships, including raising children alone and managing the household. Little is recorded of the women who joined the men at sea and of the women who ran their own boats and businesses. This video project records the stories of these women. Women interviewed include Lindsey Babich, Sheila Bujacich, Laurie Dahl Isacson, Toni Janovich, Nancy Jerkovich, Nancy Hilden Jerkovich, Pat Jerkovich, Marie Jurlin, Pauline Babich Lovrovich, Debbie Ross, and Rosemary Ross.

Browse Collection
Watch I Married a Fisherman
Watch I Wanted to Fish

Contact Information:

Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society
P.O. Box 744
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

 

Vicki Blackwell
Project Manager