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Lincoln, Maine - Ira Fish

Ira married a woman named Almeda and had at least two sons and one daughter. Ira Fish died in about 1870 at eighty years old.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832

Fish weir, Ball Hill Cove, Hampden, ca. 1832 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description When John Martin…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

Two men in dories, Swan's Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society More recent pictures of lobster fishing show the…

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Friendship Museum

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

Seine fishing (hand line fishing) was one form of fishing used by island fishermen. These fishermen were mostly fishing for herring.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

Better fishing practices were also adopted; around 1871 the hook and line method was replaced with seining.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

It would provide another fishing industry source in addition to the lobstering, scalloping, and shrimping already in place.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

The mackerel population had been fished to exhaustion by 1900, and around 1857 lobster fishing began to grow in popularity.

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 3 of 4

… Sluicing into the tanks Hall observed that the fish “are immediately put into the pickling tanks, which have first been partially filled with a…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

Occasionally, when winter fishing or fishing in very deep water, one line had two traps (doubles); but most of the time only single traps were on a…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - -Across the Sea- a history through transportation

… Island Historical Society Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society What…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Welcome to Swan's Island!

Lobster fishing is the main trade, and islanders continue the tradition of living off the sea that was started when the first human foot hit island…