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Fish weir, Lubec, ca. 1935

Contributed by Lubec Historical Society

Herring for Lubec’s sardine packing and smoked herring factories were caught in a weir. A weir is a piece of fishing equipment made up of a giant net, called a seine, and poles.

The seine hung from poles driven into the sea bottom that created a funnel-like opening which directed the fish inside but prevented most from escaping. A typical weir viewed from above appears heart-shaped.

Other Information


  • Title: Fish weir, Lubec, ca. 1935
  • Creation Date: circa 1935
  • Subject Date: circa 1935
  • Town: Lubec
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 52 x 55
  • Local Code: 619 jpg
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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