The “Sally J”

The restoration of the historic gillnetter Sally J began in 2011.

The Sally J is getting a fresh coat of paint. This beautiful boat seems to invite former, and current, fishers to share stories of their experiences on the water. The Sally J was built for Bastion Jevick, who fished off Iceberg Point. In addition to the good news about the Sally J, a group of southend neighbors recently pooled their resources to restore Jevick’s fishing cabin. It’s encouraging to see the community’s commitment to preserving the island’s heritage.