FAIRHAVEN — The fishing tradition in the Kvilhaug family dates back to the Vikings in Norway. Now they are looking to the future, however, by building a new scalloper.
Malvin Kvilhaug, who was born in Karmoy, Norway, 73 years ago, and his son, Brian, are confident enough in the future of scalloping to have a new boat built at Fairhaven Shipyard.
Designed by local architect Gared Norton, the new scalloper will replace an aging one, the Concordia. It will keep the Concordia name.
While the Kvilhaugs have had other boats built in Florida, this one is employing all local workers.
"Everything that goes into this boat is local," the senior Mr. Kvilhaug said