Commercial Fishing Photo Of The Day | F/V Madre Dolorosa

The Alaskan salmon season is quickly approaching as boats prepare for the huge flood of pinks this year. The Madre Is looking good this year in Bellingham. I've always loved the name of the vessel. Loosely translated, it comes out to be the Mother Of All Destruction. At least, that's what I've heard over the years. Google translate pulls up “Sorowful Mother.” Either way it's a great name for a boat. Good luck to all the fishermen traveling north this season.



  1. My father, James Arthur White, perished when the Madre Dolorosa capsized on August 17, 1966.

    I would like to purchase a copy of this photo of the Madre .

    Can someone please contact me.

    Thank you.


  2. Hi there. Sorry, I have been in California squid fishing and I haven’t really been maintaining the blog. I can easily get you a copy of that photo


  3. My father fished on this boat for crab When it belonged to Murray Gellis. I would really like to find more History and pictures on the boat. Please let me know if you can provide either or direct me to where I can look. I would gladly pay for any time/material.
    Thank You,
    Marcus Goelz


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