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Landing fish, olden time

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Landing fish, olden time / Maine Historical Society

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.