It’s 1955. Dwight Eisenhower is in the White House, James Dean is the movie matinee idol, and the Brooklyn Dodgers finally win the World Series. In Warren, Rhode Island, designer and boatbuilder Nick Potter is finishing a new powerboat based on the traditional New England lobstering and fishing boats he knows so well.
Editor’s note: Scott Hyfield was the last surviving Soundings founder when he died earlier this year. His son wrote this remembrance.
When a parent passes away, the memories come back like a flood tide. My dad, Scott Hyfield, passed away this past May at the age of 82.
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Sixty-seven fishing vessels sought refuge from Tropical Storm Dolly in the port of Brownsville, Texas, late this summer, and three ran aground after departing. The shrimper Jackie C. (shown here) went aground on South Padre Island and was safely pulled free.
November 2014 issue
Things couldn’t have been better for Scott Deal this past Labor Day Weekend. Not only was he immersed in his passion for fly-fishing, he was teaching his 23-year-old daughter Elliott the art of poling his Maverick Mirage 17 HPX-S skiff. For Deal, that’s what it’s all about — family, fishing and boats.
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