Fisherman’s Boots


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.

Date Made: 20072006-2007Associated Date: 2007

Maker: Norcross Safety Products, L. L. C.

Place Made: United States: Rhode Island, CranstonAssociated Place: United States: Pacific CoastUnited States: AlaskaUnited States: WashingtonNorth PacificBering Sea

Related Event: Contemporary United States

Subject: Fishing

See more items in: Work and Industry: Maritime, Work, Industry & Manufacturing, Natural Resources, On the Water exhibit

Exhibition: On the Water

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Related Web Publication:

Related Publication: On the Water online exhibition

Credit Line: Alaska Ocean thru Jeff Hendricks

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0178.01Accession Number: 2007.0178Catalog Number: 2007.0178

Object Name: boots

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


Record Id: nmah_1330029

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