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Please help keep our boat fishing!

Organized by: Autumn Schiesser

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I am a fisher(wo)man in Alaska. Within the last few years, my partner who is my captain and myself, have fallen on rough times. We lost our home due to his prior divorce and overwhelming bills. When we lost our home we lost our jobs and all we had left was a fishing boat. In the last 3 years, we have fished the boat hard just to make ends meet and take care of our children. During that time, our trusty little boat has taken a beating without us having the extra funds to perform anymore than the basic maintenance needed. The fishing has been good so far this year but our boat does not have the ability to perform the way we need it to without an overhaul of the engine. We were losing approximately a gallon and a half a day of oil. As the oil spilled over it leaked into the exhaust manifold and caused our engine to basically explode during the middle of a fishing trip in bad weather. We had to be towed in and are now landlocked. We need to hire a mechanic to completely rebuild our engine. A donation would greatly help the chances of saving the last investment we have to our name. My partner is to proud to ask for help but I cannot stand by and watch our last hope crumble. Thank you for your time.


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