More than 100 years ago, dory fishermen launched their flat-bottom rowboats from Cape Kiwanda. They would push away from the sandy beach, immediately facing the challenge of surpassing the waves crashing toward them. Once they rowed past the waves, they fished the open waters for albacore tuna, Chinook and Coho salmon, rockfish and Dungeness crab. Back then it was a sustainable livelihood for coastal fishermen. Now, dories are as much a part of Pacific City’s history as a novelty of its present-day culture. There is no other surf-launching fleet like the Pacific City Dorymen’s Association in the lower forty-eight states.

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