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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Halibut schooner under jib, foresail, and double-reefed mainsail Nest of dories on deck and amidships Rigged for fall and winter fishing Drawing by Capt. J.W. Collins
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Halibut schooner in summer rig Two topmasts up and all sails spread Drawing by Capt. J.W. Collins
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Fig. 1 - Sectional plan of halibut schooner Fig. 2 - Deck plan of halibut schooner Drawings by Capt. J.W. Collins
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Sectional plan of well-smack employed in the fresh halibut fishery As used on George's Bank 1836 to 1845 Drawing by Capt. J.W. Collins
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Fig. 1 - Bait chopper; Fig. 2 - Bait slivering knife Fig. 3 - Halibut killer and gob stick; Fig. 4 - Wooden hand nipper Fig. 5 - Halibut gaff; Fig. 6 - Trawl buoy and black ball Fig. 7 - Canvas skate for section of trawl; Fig. 8 - Dory scoop Drawing by Capt. J.W. Collins
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Fig. 1 - Hurdy-gurdy to haul trawls in deep water Fig. 2 - Dory showing mode of attaching and using the hurdy-gurdy Fig. 3 - Trawl roller attached to dory gunwale for hauling trawls in shoal water Drawings by Capt. J.W. Collins
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Cutting bait and baiting trawls on halibut schooner at anchor On the fishing grounds Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Dories and crew on the way to haul the trawls The schooner at anchor under riding sail Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Halibut dory and crew hauling the trawl Gaffing and clubbing the halibut Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Dory and crew caught to leeward in a storm while hauling the trawl Trawl-buoy and line drifted astern of the vessel for their rescue Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Halibut schooner at anchor on the Grand Bank in winter, riding out a gale Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Halibut schooner "lying to" in a gale on the Bank Under riding sail and double-reefed foresail Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Halibut schooner tripped by a heavy sea Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Halibut schooner in winter, head-reaching under short sail Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Old-style halibut schooner, hand-line fishing from deck, 1840 to 1850 Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Dressing halibut on deck of schooner for icing in the hold From photograph by T. W. Smillie
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Fig. 1 - Halibut cutting knife; Fig. 2 - Scraping knife to remove muscle and flesh from backbone after cutting Fig. 3 - Squillgee for pushing ice in pen Fig. 4 - Oak mallet for breaking ice. Fig. 5 - Oak broom for scrubbing halibut Drawings by Capt. J. W. Collins
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General view of schooner discharging fare of fresh halibut at Gloucester, Mass Drawing by Capt. J.W. Collins
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Hoisting halibut from hold of schooner at Gloucester, Mass From photograph by T. W. Smillie
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Weighing and selling halibut on deck of George's Bank hand-line cod schooner Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Handling fresh halibut at Gloucester, Mass Weighing, unheading, and packing in ice for shipment by rail Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Packing fresh halibut at Gloucester, Mass Preparing ice with pick and grinding machine; nailing covers on the boxes Use of devil's claw Drawings by H. W. Elliott
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Old style Grand Bank cod schooner; crew at rails hand-line fishing Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Hand-line dory cod fishing on the Grand Bank Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Deck plan of schooner Centennial, of Gloucester Drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Dory and crew setting cod trawls on the Bank Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Underrunning cod trawls; two methods of setting trawl for underrunning Drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Newfoundland fishermen catching squid for sale as cod bait Sold to United States vessels Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Dory crew of cod fishermen catching birds for bait Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Gloucester schooner at anchor on George's Bank in winter Hand-line fishing for cod; rigged without topmasts for rough weather From painting by Paul E. Collins
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Cod line hand gear - Fig. 1 - Lead sinker with brass horse and swivels Fig. 2 - George's Bank gear with sling-ding, &c Fig. 3 - Hand-line gear for shoal water Drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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George's Bank crew hand-line fishing Gaffing fish over the rail; cutting out tongues Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Dressing cod on deck of fishing schooner Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Discharging fare of George's Bank cod at Gloucester wharf Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1882
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Splitting and washing George's Bank cod at Wonson's wharf, Gloucester, Mass. Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1882
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Natives in boats fishing with hand-lines
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Method of hanging cod gill-nets in Norway From Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, Vol. I, drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Fig. 1. Method of attaching glass floats to top of nets Fig. 2. Method of fastening sinkers to foot of nets From Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, Vol. I, drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Norwegian method of setting gill-nets at bottom From Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, Vol. I, drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Norwegian method of setting nets to get position of fish From Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, Vol. I, drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Attaching stone anchors and buoy lines to end of gangs of nets Norwegian method From Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, Vol. I, drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Way in which cod gill-nets are set at the bottom On the east coast of Newfoundland From Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, Vol. I, drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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The ordinary way in which cod gill-nets are set floating at Newfoundland From Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, Vol. I, drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Way in which cod gill-nets are set for underrunning In Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts From Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, Vol. I, drawing by Capt. J. W. Collins
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Underrunning cod gill-nets in Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Block Island boat and crew hand-lining for cod Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins
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Pink stern schooner and boats hand-line fishing at Cape Ann, Massachusetts From photograph by T.W. Smillie
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Baiting trawls on deck of Gloucester haddock schooner Mystic, Captain McKennon From photograph by T.W. Smillie

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