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Mending nets in the harbor, Monhegan, ca. 1890

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Mending nets in the harbor, Monhegan, ca. 1890

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Boys in a double ended skiff known as a "punt" played, while four men in a dory mended the “rim-wracked” or damaged portion of a seine net. The two men amidships worked with twine needles while the men in the bow and stern held tension on the twine.

A seine net has floats attached to the top edge and weights on the bottom edge to keep the net spread vertically in the water. A dory is employed on each end of the net to circle around a school of herring or mackerel fish.

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  • Title: Mending nets in the harbor, Monhegan, ca. 1890
  • Creator: Hudson, Eric
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Monhegan
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: 264.71
  • Object Type: Image

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Monhegan Museum
1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan, ME 04852
(207) 596-7003
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