Fisherman’s Boots

Description
Deck hands working aboard most commercial fishing vessels require protective clothing from head to toe. Non-slip, waterproof footwear is essential, and on the Alaska Ocean factory trawler, the deck hands, as well as the people who work in the factory, wear “Xtratuf” boots. Manufactured in the United States, these neoprene boots are made for “severe fishing, farm, and work conditions.” This pair was worn by a deck hand aboard the Alaska Ocean in summer of 2007.
Object Name
boots
date made
2007
2006-2007
Associated Date
2007
maker
Norcross Safety Products, L. L. C.
Physical Description
neoprene rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 37.465 cm x 11.43 cm x 31.75 cm
Place Made
United States: Rhode Island, Cranston
Associated Place
United States: Pacific Coast
United States: Alaska
United States: Washington
North Pacific Ocean
Bering Sea
ID Number
2007.0178.01
accession number
2007.0178
catalog number
2007.0178
subject
Fishing
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
On the Water exhibit
event
Contemporary United States
See more items in
Work and Industry: Maritime
On the Water exhibit
Exhibition
On the Water
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Alaska Ocean thru Jeff Hendricks
Publication title
On the Water online exhibition
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater

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