Scallop Boat Virtual Tour
The Huntress was built in a time period where up to fifteen men completed the crew. To reduce overall fishing effort, laws were introduced limiting the number of men and women allowed on any particular trip to seven. Because of this, the crew's quarters are much less cramped than they had been in the past. With crew members working different watches, or shifts, it is usually possible for each crew member to have the cabin to him or herself as they sleep, the other crewmember being on deck. That said, you can see that there is still precious little room in any of the four cabins devoted to deckhands, with three of them having bunks for four people. If the bunks appear small, it is because they are. In the rough seas often encountered on their fishing grounds, small bunks allow the fishermen to wedge themselves tightly into position for sleeping.