Glenna Fay Is On Her Way To Fish Another Day



The annual Glenna Fay report is in and she is ready to go fishing again. Over the winter she had some extensive patching, and paint scratching for sure. And Peale just chipped away at it when the weather was warm enough to work. Which was most days. GLENNA FAY for those new here is a 1940’s Round Stern Deadrise that was built here at the railway by the Butlers. It has worked every year of its life and on track for more too come. Such is the result of a caring owner and community that encourages it all. Seeing her on the rails is heart warming for sure, but seeing her out on the water working. PRICELESS.

All lettered up – painted. NO VINYL HERE

Small touch ups

She is ready to go soaking this morning

Same rail, same boat, 1960’s The inner-tubes is when she sank and this is her being repaired

I love this non job!

Full Moon rising

Peale is ready to go fishing

For some reason this song seems perfect for this day!

11 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Glenna Fay looks like a young lady again!
    Wonderful that she is still doing what she was built for. Great tradition. God bless the Trawlerman.

  2. Dan Overbeek
    Dan Overbeek says:

    Years ago, as a kid, I read the book “The Secret of Saturday Cove”. It was a kid’s mystery story featuring a boy who had a boat and trapped lobster…and a mystery, and another boy who owned a go fast wooden runabout! I fell in love with the book. How cool was it, to go out in a boat and trap lobster! Going to work in a boat! Like everything it probably has it’s good days and bad days, but still pretty cool! Stay safe Captain and crew of the Glenna Fay!

      • Dan Overbeek
        Dan Overbeek says:

        I did not know that there was a true Saturday Cove! Interesting! I wonder if there are more “Saturday Coves” in the lobster waters of the east coast, or just this one. I always thought it was created in the authors mind. I did not see one on your map, but was there any island in the cove area you boated in. There was an island in the book, but I am getting away from Matt’s original story. Thank you for adding a little to my wonderful childhood memory of working boats and Saturday Cove!

  3. Art
    Art says:

    Very cool. She sure looks like she has lots of nautical miles left in her. I hope there Is a younger generation in the mix to take her into the future?

  4. Reddog
    Reddog says:

    Trawlerman Song -Mark Knopfler… Another good boat song by him is “Shangri-la”. Also “So Far from the Clyde”. But that’s where ships go to get chopped up

  5. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Great story !! She looks pretty, and ready to go fishin. A much happier story than the one about Joyus. Makes you want to go get a seafood dinner.

  6. Don Palmer
    Don Palmer says:

    Oh My! What an incredible tribute to the Trawlerman by Mark Knopfler! Great video with my all time favorite performer! Thanks Matt. It nearly brought tears to my eyes!

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