ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
$40.00

WESTERN SPIRIT - BLOCK MOUNT

Edition Date: 1989
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Block Mount
Image Size: 10 1/4" x 8 1/2"

When I was a child I loved going fishing on my uncle Johnny’s boat, the “Bromada” with my brother Art and cousin John. We were too young to do any of the actual fishing and we stayed out of the crews way as they went about
their jobs. We boys could help though, as we cruised through an area we kept a watchful eye for salmon jumping which indicated a school of fish. It was a thrill to spot a jumper and give the traditional cry, “Aiyo!”, then step back and watch everyone go into action as the table seiner did her job. These were the days of hand pulling seine nets. Everyone remembers those days fondly but most are glad that seine boats now use drums for pulling nets. I have a friend from Kitkatla who shares these childhood memories and today owns a seine boat which fishes the same areas as his father did. Cecil Hill owns the “Western spirit” and makes his living from
the sea as did his ancestors before him.

Story

When I was a child I loved going fishing on my uncle Johnny’s boat, the “Bromada” with my brother Art and cousin John. We were too young to do any of the actual fishing and we stayed out of the crews way as they went about
their jobs. We boys could help though, as we cruised through an area we kept a watchful eye for salmon jumping which indicated a school of fish. It was a thrill to spot a jumper and give the traditional cry, “Aiyo!”, then step back and watch everyone go into action as the table seiner did her job. These were the days of hand pulling seine nets. Everyone remembers those days fondly but most are glad that seine boats now use drums for pulling nets. I have a friend from Kitkatla who shares these childhood memories and today owns a seine boat which fishes the same areas as his father did. Cecil Hill owns the “Western spirit” and makes his living from
the sea as did his ancestors before him.