This is the 2012 Crab Boats of Dutch Harbor, Alaska calendar, featuring the Early Dawn on the cover. This calendar offers 12 full images of crab fishing vessels for the 12 months of the year. Dutch Harbor, Alaska has been the hub of the Bering Sea fisheries since the early 1960's. The crab fishing boats which work out of the port of Dutch Harbor fish for bairdi, opilio and king crab in the Bering Sea. Other boats featured in the calendar are the Silver Dolphin, the Amatuli, the Wizard, the Kirsten Marie, the Bulldog, the Sea Venture, the Pacific Sun, the Bristol Mariner, the Cascade Mariner, the Bering Sea, the Aleutian No. 1, and the Viking Queen. Fun facts about the crab boats in this calendar: The Early Dawn, featured on the cover was originally a royal blue color, but was painted black a few years ago. The Aleutian No. 1 originally was a white with red, white and blue trim, but it now has a black hull as well. The Bulldog was once a part of the “Dog Fleet”, which included the Airedale, the Retriever, and the Labrador. The back cover has an image of the Kirsten Marie. All of these commercial fishing vessels work out of Dutch Harbor and these photographs were taken on location.