Fisherman, artist to celebrate book release in Petersburg


December 1, 2022

Photo courtesy of Tom Crestodina

Father and son, Tom and Franio Crestodina take a selfie last summer when the fourteen-year-old worked as the skiff man on the seiner Alsek with his dad as his captain.

Commercial fisherman and artist Tom Crestodina will be signing copies of his new book, "Working Boats: An Inside Look at Ten Amazing Watercraft," tomorrow night at Sing Lee Alley Books from 5 - 7 p.m.

The book is filled with detailed and whimsical "cut-away" drawings of working boats – from a little log bronc with a wheelhouse the size of a phonebooth to a Puget Sound double-ended ferry, with many of the familiar working boats of the Pacific Northwest in between. Descriptions of how each boat and its crew carry out their unique job are accompanied by exploded views and cross-section drawings p...

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