Captain Paul Rudolph, FV Inian Queen

Paul Rudolph was a high liner fisherman, basketball champion, avid historian, business owner and dedicated husband, father and family man.

Paul loved commercial fishing, which he did for over 50 years until retirement. His last seine vessel skippered was the "Inian Queen" which he ran from 1974 through 2001. He also long lined for halibut and black cod in the Gulf of Alaska and was considered one of the most successful seiner and long line skippers from Hoonah. He also worked as a general contractor for 50+ years and owned and operated Rudolph-Thompson Construction Inc., with his best friend Mike. 
Paul enjoyed sports and was considered one of the most competitive basketball players to have ever played in the Juneau Lions Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, winning three 1962, '65 and '66 double (AA) bracket championships with the Hoonah A.N.B. Team. He received numerous all tourney awards and was the MVP of the tournament several times. In 1980, he was deservedly elected into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame. Paul was also an avid Hoonah historian and collected photographs, documents, books and historical information on Hoonah throughout his life. Paul was married to his wife Mary Rudolph for 56 years and they had two daughters Amy (Howard) Starbard and Assunta Rudolph.

Paul Rudolph