June 28, 2012 | Volume 42, No.26

Good Partner goes up in a blaze of memories

A crowd turned out Friday to witness the end of Good Partner II, the final remnant of a fleet of derelict wooden boats once hove up on the beach at Portage Cove.

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This painting of the Good Partner II by Sherrie Takala was auctioned off at the burning of the boat June 22. Sue Nelson, who once deckhanded on a wooden gillnetter here, made the winning bid of $315.

Resident Ned Rozbicki torched the vessel that became a tourist attraction, bunk for...