The Cannon Beach Arts Association has initiated a fundraising campaign to publish Peter Lindsey’s book, Just Movin’ the Water Around: Commercial Trolling with the Cannon Beach Dory Fleet. The book centers on stories about the dorymen who participated in this unique and short-lived fishery.
Donations can also be mailed to the Cannon Beach Arts Association, PO Box 684 Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110, or made at the Cannon Beach Galley 1064 S. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach Oregon.
A donation of $500 of more will secure a dinner for six with Peter Lindsey at the renowned Wave Crest Inn. Donations of $100 or more will receive acknowledgement in the book and a signed copy of the book.
The Arts Association has received a challenge donation; $3,000 will be matched with $3000, $1,500 of which has already been raised.
Peter Lindsey has lived in Cannon Beach since the 1950's. He completed graduate work at the University of Oregon in English, specializing in folklore and mythology. As a folklorist, his interest lies in the study of information, stories, folktales, oral histories, and other knowledge passed from generation to generation in oral tradition. Dory construction, trolling techniques, gear, and fishing wisdom have long been passed down by example and word of mouth. He hopes this book will preserve a measure of this fishing way of life once practiced in Cannon Beach. Peter’s book, Comin’ In Over The Rock: A Storytellers History of Cannon Beach was recently re-issued in a revised edition.