Pollock net, Lubec, ca. 1954

Contributed by Lubec Historical Society


This pollock fishing net was used from 1952 to 1956 in Lubec by Robert S. Peacock. Peacock supplemented his income by using the crane to lower the net in the water, using lighting at night to chum the pollock (and with herring cuttings from the sardine plant), and lifting the net and dumping the catch into a scoot trailer for transport to the Puss ’n Boots Cat Food plant at the south end of water street. He could fill a trailer (about 15 tons) in a night.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Pollock net, Lubec, ca. 1954
  • Creator: Robert S. Peacock
  • Creation Date: circa 1954
  • Subject Date: circa 1954
  • Location: Lubec, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 24.4 cm x 19.6 cm
  • Local Code: R S Peacock 1 jpg
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


For more information about this item, contact:

Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.

How to cite content on this site

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.