National Geographic : 1940 Sep
400 The National Geographic Magazine The Captain of the Santa Margarita Was the Youngest Skipper in the Fleet Though only 21 years old, he was a veteran in the tuna fishing industry. He stands at the auxiliary wheel of his vessel above the pilothouse. These Tuna Fishers Use Seines Only to Catch Bait With the tank pumped full and the long-handled dippers ready for brailing in the haul, the men pull in the wings of the net (page 394). The white spray visible over the stern is from the lead on a heaving line which has been thrown overboard to frighten the school of small fry into the purse.