Trinidad Fish Festival 2018 

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The city of Trinidad turned into a giant parking lot on a beautiful calm Sunday morning to handle the large crowd of attendees at the 61st annual Trinidad Fish Festival. Street corners and lawns were filled with yard sales, while the main attraction was the coho salmon from Alaska being barbecued for lunch next to the school.

Trinity Street was filled with live music and the usual booths of arts and crafts vendors and a number of community organizations. The walk up Trinidad head to tour the old light house attracted a lot of hikers as did the open house at the HSU Marine Lab.

Mother Nature decided to provide a more realistic weather setting for the U.S. Coast Guard rescue-swimmer demonstration in the harbor as heavy fog blew in partially obscuring the helicopter and rescue activity.

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Prepping the coho salmon for cooking kept Devon Van Dam (left) and Wendy Hobbs, both of Trinidad, busy for hours on Sunday.
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Staffing the barbecue racks filled with coho salmon kept Bruce Wayne (left) and Tim Needham busy.
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Timothy Woodward, a volunteer from McKinleyville, said he’d been serving a steady line of diners ready for cooked coho salmon from Alaska.
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By noon, Trinity Street was filled with a crowd hungry for salmon and looking for books at the library yard sale.
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Trinidad Civic Club President Dana Hope (right) and volunteer Sarah Bourque, of Arcata, wore sporty hats and offered slices of cake for sale as a fundraiser for the Trinidad School.
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While waiting a turn to tour the Coast Guard lighthouse, Jason Stafford, of Arcata, viewed common murres and other seabirds out on Pilot Rock. Bureau of Land Management staff were on hand to help with the loaner spotting scope and supply information about BLM recreation opportunities.
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Julie Regina, of Eureka, brought her two boys to tour the light house on Trinidad Head.
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Michelle Seelye, of Arcata, stopped by the HSU Marine Laboratory open house for a hands-on opportunity with a sea star.
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Booths for arts and crafts vendors and wide mix of community organizations such as the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust filled Trinity Street (from left, Richard Johnson, Ben Morehead, and Steve and Tami Trump).
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The U.S. Coast Guard provided a somewhat fog-obscured view of a rescue-swimmer demonstration (photo taken with a 450mm telephoto lens from the trail up Trinidad Head).
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Psychedelvis (a.k.a. Tim Breed) and The Rounders provided some musical heat in the late afternoon after the cold fog rolled in.
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Leah Lamattina (left) and Chakeeta Marie Garabedian danced away the chill of the late afternoon fog to music by Psychedelvis and The Rounders.
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Booths for arts and crafts vendors and wide mix of community organizations such as the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust filled Trinity Street (from left, Richard Johnson, Ben Morehead, and Steve and Tami Trump).

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