Nancy Ellen, Atlantic.tiff
The NANCY ELLEN, formerly named PAULINE, was built by Ambrose Fulcher of Atlantic in 1927 for Irwin Morris, also of Atlantic. She was constructed as a haul boat for the long-haul fishing trade and named for Morris's niece. In the 1950s, Morris sold her to fisherman Charles Smith who renamed her the NANCY ELLEN after his two daughters. In 1979, John "Buster" Salter bought the NANCY ELLEN for use in his long-haul fishing operation. In 2005, he sold it to David Smith, the son of Charles Smith, who is renovating her as a pleasure boat. As can be seen in the photograph, a "waist" was added to elevate the boat's sides.