Crew member on Petersburg-based seiner perishes near Point Warde


August 17, 2023

A crew member on the F/V Legacy, a Petersburg-based seiner, died earlier this month while fishing about 30 miles southeast of Wrangell, according to the Wrangell Police Department.

At around 6:15 in the morning of Aug. 1, Paul Anthony Kavon, 64, of Oxnard, California was setting the net along the shore at Point Warde when the 19-foot power skiff he was operating struck a rock, according to captain of the F/V Legacy, Joe Cisney.

“The skiff was hung up on a rock off the shoreline … the net kept going with the current … started pulling on the side of the skiff,” said Cisney. “The sk...

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