This week we have had visits form both. As previously reported the herring seiners are in and out, including Morning Star one of the newer boats, even though it was built in 1991 by Caraquet Marine Ltd in New Brunswick.
In for repairs was the Setting Sea II, not a herring seiner, but a scalloper, set up for stern dragging.
It was built in 1978 by Georgetown Shipyard Inc in Prince Edward Island. It tied up at the Svitzer Canada dock and sailed this evening to return to fishing on St-Pierre Bank.
This photo added 2015-02-22
Scallops are bottom dwelling shellfish, and they are caught by dragging a rake and chain bag along the seabottom. The scallops are shucked immediately and the shells are thrown back to restore the seabed.
Both boats are short and wide and use outriggers with paravanes to maintain stability at sea.
There are still may smaller fishing boats around the entrances to Halifax harbour.
Eastern Passage is picturesque, even in March when it is iced in.
Sambro is home to several larger boats, one of which is Ivy Rose. It was built in 1999 by A.F.Thériault & Son Ltd in Meteghan River, NS.
Many smaller boats are also based in Sambro, both lobster boats and longliners.
Alongside the schooner hulled Adventure, also built in 1957, but in Shelburne, NS.