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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.
About This Item
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Fishing nets--Maine--Monhegan
- Fishing--Equipment and supplies
- Monhegan (Me.)
- Monhegan Island (Me.)--History, Local.
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1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan, ME 04852
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