Seasickness fails to deter love of ocean
BEING seasick for the first six months as a deckhand onboard a cray boat as a 15-year-old did not deter Portland’s Kevin Treloar love of the ocean.
A jack of all trades, his career has varied from being a deckhand, commercial fisherman, nurse, charter boat operator, and musician to operating food outlets.
“For the first six months as a deckhand, I was seasick every day – it was really bad and others on board would ask me if I wanted to quit but I was pretty determined … then one day I took a sea sickness pill and that was it, no more seasickness.”
He said it was an era when there were 50-60 cray boats in Portland.
“Now there are only 13, 14 at the most.
“There were boats of all sizes, there was no quota system in place, people just went out fishing for however long they wanted, and catch enough to make a living.”