I don’t know why we expanded like this. I guess I’m a damn fool and like to work and create things. We had to have jobs, industry. San Diego wasn’t like Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Steel.
Smith speaking at christening of the tuna seiner Concho, c. 1957. Having built steel ships during the war, we recognized that a steel tuna clipper would be a lot more efficient vessel than a wooden ship. But we had a hell of a time convincing the Portuguese.
Posted March 19, 1992
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C. Arnholt Smith, in his own words – part 1