Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 7, Section 3
Chapter 7, page 212.
The offloading of a catch of fish from a dory.
Cod was the most important fishery in Maine during the time of the Civil War, and was a dietary staple for families throughout the country.
Fishing for cod was relatively inexpensive, requiring only a boat, lines, and bait. The low cost of fishing for cod also increased its popularity.