Fish weir, Lubec, ca. 1935
Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.
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.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.