The Newport Beach Dory Fleet has been located next to the Newport Pier for as long as I can remember. In recent years the fishermen who occupy the various places in the Dory compound have practically abandoned local fishing grounds and taken to the outer waters beyond Catalina and San Clemente Islands. The traditional dory boats have been replaced by larger craft capable of the longer trips. Typical working days are long and brutally tiring. The fish they catch are iced on board and returned to the Dory compound in coolers, where they are cleaned and sold to customers who wait in long lines beginning early on weekend mornings. The hands of fishermen and other local working men and women tell stories that I hope to capture in this space.