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Forrer, Chris


This story is an excerpt from a longer interview that was collected as part of the Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City project. In this story, Noel Knopf and his son, Albert Knopf, recount the origins of the Ukranian Fleet, a group of California teachers and their children who dory fished in Pacific City during the summers.

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1 minute 42 seconds

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Cultural History | Oral History | Speech and Rhetorical Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies

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For an image of one of the storytellers, refer to Albert Knopf 01.

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For an additional storyteller image, refer to Noel Knopf 01.

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For an additional storyteller image, refer to Albert Knopf and Noel Knopf 01.

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For a related image, refer to The Ukranian Fleet Flag 01.

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For a transcript of this story, refer to Transcript of Origins of the Ukranian Fleet.


Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City is a collaborative project involving the Linfield College Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, the Jereld R. Nicholson Library, the Linfield Center for the Northwest, the Pacific City Arts Association, and the Pacific City Dorymen’s Association. The collaborators and project partners thank Dave Larkins of Pacific City, who has served as the Dorymen’s Association liaison for the project, their Linfield colleagues who have provided assistance, and the individuals who graciously shared their stories and memorabilia for inclusion in this historical collection.

Support for the project has been provided in part by the following: two grants from the Keck Community Engaged Research to Classroom Program from the Linfield Center for the Northwest, five Linfield College Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grants, an Arts Build Communities Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, grants from the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition and the Tillamook County Cultural Coalition, a Cultural Development Grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, and generous gifts from Nancy Whelan and an anonymous individual donor. Rhianna Bennett, Mary Beth Jones, Gabrielle Leif, and Alicia Schnell have assisted with preparation of materials for the archives.

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Project Director/Collaborator

Marshall, Brenda DeVore

Project Collaborator(s)

Marshall, Tyrone
Miller, Jackson B.
Clark, Casee
Forrer, Chris
Olson, Caitlyn
Raso, Stephanie