A big payday

Provincetown tuna

Reaching out toward Cape Cod Bay from the heart of Provincetown, McMillan Wharf swarmed with activity. The end of the wharf held an ice plant and two fish packing houses: Sea Food Packers and the Fishermen’s Cooperative. All three are gone now. Here, a 900-pound tuna, landed on a hand-line from the dragger Jimmy Boy, is hoisted up to the Coop packing house in 1979. Even then, the fish was worth about $2,000.