Mary and Bruce purchased this 1940 built wooden fishing vessel in May and hauled her out a few weeks later to prepare the vessel for salmon tendering in Alaska.  Bruce named the vessel Mary K, after his wife Mary.  Bruce has fished before, yet this will be Mary’s first boat.  Jerry is their business partner and his son will work on the boat as well. They are contracted with Peter Pan fishery to begin by late June.  With many boat repairs needed before launch,  the shipwrights have been working fast and furious to accomplish a great deal in a short time.  Clint’s crew and the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op are both working on this large vessel.  Jim Lyons, Project Manager, and his team have been building and installing the rim log and replacing planks in the stern.   Mary, family, and friends have also been getting their hands dirty, painting and caulking the hull.  This family endeavor is an exciting new adventure.  The vessel is still bustling with shipwrights, with plans to launch today.

Mary K fishing vessel under repair at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Mary K fishing vessel under repair at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

Mary K fishing vessel being planked at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Planking in the stern.

Mike and Clinton making plank patterns for Mary K fishing vessel at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Mike and Clinton making plank patterns for Mary K.

Fishing Vessel Mary K with the planks and rim log removed at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

The stern of Mary K with the planks and rim log removed.  New timber installed.

Project Manager, Jim Lyons, at the stern of fishing vessel Mary K at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Project Manager, Jim Lyons.

Doug Fir timber from Forks, Washington to be transformed into the new rim log at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Doug Fir timber from Forks, Washington to be transformed into the new rim log for Mary K.

Matthew Martz fairing the timber for fishing vessel Mary K at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Matthew Martz fairing the timber.

Matthew and Leigh carving a rabbit in the rim log for fishing vessel Mary K at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Matthew and Leigh carving a rabbit in the rim log.

Leigh carving the rabbit in the rim log for Mary K fishing vessel at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Leigh carving the rabbit in the rim log.

Matthew Martz carving the rabbit in the rim log for Mary K fishing vessel at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Matthew carving the rabbit in the rim log.

Jim Lyons installing the new rim log in the stern of Mary K fishing vessel at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Jim Lyons installing the new rim log in the stern of Mary K.

Mike and Clinton installing the new planks on Mary K fishing vessel at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op

Mike and Clinton making a pattern for planking.