MV Gazette: With the sale of Viking, a 40’ fishing boat that has plied the waters off the Vineyard for 3 generations, the Island’s once-vibrant fleet of small wooden draggers is now at the brink of extinction.

Craig Coutinho of Vineyard Haven confirmed this week that he will sell Viking along with his fishing permits.

Mr. Coutinho, 63, said he will retire after fishing from Viking for 50 years, primarily out of Menemsha.

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